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Altitude: 2350 Inhabitants: 890,000City which means "Yes, stay!" in the Quechua language stands at an altitude of 2350 metres at the foot of the Misti volcano. Arequipa is known as 'The White City' because of the architecture, that is built out of white volcanic stone. Monastries, churches and buildings dating from the colonial period may be discovered and therefore it is no wonder that the UNESCO nominated Arequipa World Cultural Heritage classification. Its origin dates ...
... a little different.....a very grumpy Huanaca! As some of the group went past him, he started to spit at them, which caused chaos amongst the group! We ended up with half the group on one side of him, and the other half on the other side, with neither group wanting to be spat upon! Perhaps I've done too many city tours, but I have to say that was the highlight of that one! By the time we came back to the centre of Arequipa, I had to head straight for the airport to get ...
... were also found with Juanita who was dressed in elaborate clothing and due to her well preserved body, scientists were able to determine her diet. The museum shows all of the ornaments and explains the significance of each. The best of all though, is seeing the mummy herself in the flesh. She simply looks like she's sleeping (quite creepy really). Due to her fragile state the museum has to be kept cold, so take a jumper!
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... markets which had similar tit-tat as Asia, although lots of winter clothing as the nights get cold due to the altitude. Arequipa is only 2300m above sea level and we both seemed to have headaches but we couldn't decide whether this was the constant travelling over the last week or the altitude affecting us. Either way we tried colca tea which is supposed to help with the effects of altitude. Left over lunch for dinner and very satisfied with our productive day of organising our 3 ...
... was held in an outdoor kitchen when we were greeted by the chef that would be teaching us. Once looking the part in a chef’s hat and apron, we set to work preparing the starter – causa rellena. Neither of us really knew what this was before we started but after an hour we’d made something that I’d have happily received at a fancy restaurant. Causa rellana turned out to be a starter with layers of ...
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