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... had great views of the Canyon. The owners were extremely nice and we enjoyed the food. At supper, we joined a French tour group with their guide, who spoke excellent french.
On the 5th, we enjoyed a breakfast of tasty pancakes before walking 3 hours up to Malata (2650m) then down to Sangalle (2210m), an oasis in the base of the canyon. There were some wonderful views of the canyon and river as we walked on the northern rim. The lodgings ...
... Matt and his girlfriend Talia, so they came and stayed at the same hostel as us so that we could travel together the following day. However, we made a collective decision to stay in Arequipa one more day which allowed us to get a bit more rest, check on bus tickets, as well as allow for Matt to visit the people in the hospital. Tracking them down was tough, but he eventually did. We were relieved to hear that everyone had survived and they were very appreciative of the efforts ...
... day, we picked up a couple of beers to settle the nerves and commenced the ascent. Although the beers may have provided some distraction from the perils of the journey, they also cause "need wee". So we stop, mans urinate wherever and female retreat to the rear of the bus for a squat. Midway through urination, Rach wonders why the nature toilet has a heated seat, only to realise it is in fact the exhaust pipe. Other Bolivian observations include the preference ...
... in a different language, means the land below the volcano. Since Arequipa is situated below three volcanoes, this seems like the more likely one. One of the volcanoes is currently active but they ensured us that the downtown part of the city was likely out of the way of the lava flows if there were to be any. At one point, for the duration of a year, Arequipa was the capital of Peru because Lima was occupied by someone else (I was paying attention in the tour but I forgot all of ...
... the star is El Misti, an active, conical volcano that is situated just 12km from town. Apparently it hasn't erupted on a big scale for hundreds of years but the guide told us it was due - which had us nervous for our time in Arequipa! Alongside the threat of the volcanoes, there have also been lots of strong earthquakes throughout Arequipa's history - a smart place to build a city! Turns out that the location was originally chosen by the indigenous people, who worshipped the volcanoes ...
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