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We arrive in at 0500 and neither of us got great sleep. We are both pretty tired and hoping to check in quick. Hopes were killed off quick when we were told around 1200 for check in so we hit the common room and just hang our for a couple hours before going and seeing if we can snag a plate of breakfast. Was easy in the end and we just waltzed up to the bar, grabbed a plate and helped ourselves to the coffee, toast, ham and jam while I slammed some cereal ...
... 8pm to get to the bus station. The bus company were going with are called Cruz Del Sur and are one of the biggest in South America. We could see why they have a good reputation when we arrived. They had their own check in baggage area, a lounge and a check in desk. This doesn't sound like much but compared to some of the bus companies ...
Left Cusco in the rain very early this morning and caught a short flight to Arequipa. We're now at 2500m above sea level - the weather has changed again and we are back in warmer climates. We had the day to wander about the city, which is beautiful and very colonial. Called the White City as the buildings are made from petrified volcanic rock, which is white. Alex and ...
... Catalina convent. It had a nice French feel to it even though it was in a old Spanish building. To put a local spin on the traditional French dish,they used quinoa in their crepes and also had some local fillings. David decided on alpaca meat with rouqefort cheese while Maria had lamb. They even had a wide variety of beer and cider on offer so Maria managed to have her first cider in South America even if it was a very tasty vintage English cider.
... While this museum did have lots of old relics and figures, it also had an entire Incan person. Named "Juanita," this girl was found high up at the peak of one of Arequipa's volcanoes where she was sacrificed by the Incans over 500 years ago. The mountain where she was buried was so cold that her whole body was kept perfectly intact. We're talking skin, hair, nails, the whole nine. It was ...
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