Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... traffic around them. Walking around the square we saw a few men with typewriters tapping away on forms, asking our guide he tells us that they are employed by the bank to assist customers who do not have computers or maybe can not write as all forms have to be typed rather than written. The vast majority of the historical roads around the square were restaurants with balconies, the views across the town were amazing and made the climb to the top worth while. The most ...
... activities. What we did do, however, was enjoy a day of surprising culture and a rare civilised dinner in a nice restaurant.
What we did
So, I have already foreshadowed that this might not be the most interesting post of the trip - there's aonly so much you can say about visits to an old convent, a museum of Andean culture, a nice meal and wandering around (yet another) nice colonial town - but I will
do my best to make it at ...
I stumbled upon a florist here in the town early evening. I stayed to watch him make a large pedestal for a woman who had a family party that night. I ended up helping him to wrap the bamboo stand while he served other customers! I couldn't believe it when he put the finished design on the roof of a taxi for the lady to transport it home. He gave me three lovely yellow calla lilies for helping in his shop. I do miss my ...
... of other Peruvian cities. Because of this, there really isn't that much to do, except for one thing, which is to walk around the Monastery that has been restored and open to the public to see inside the very private lives of the nuns that still live there. The monastery is huge and full of bright, block colors, patterned tiles, and paintings from different eras that have all withstood the test of time. Not to mention all the different flowers ...
... 2. If you haven't got your desired result in three to five seconds, repeat step 1. Under no circumstances should you adjust your behaviour. Do the same thing over and over and expect different results. That's Einstein's definition of insanity. QED.
That's enough whingeing and movie commentary for now. Now it's time to start following 47 Ronin Keating a bit more closely. I'm still trying to work out which character lines up with Aladdin's Genie. It's nothing like ...
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