Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... lot of colonial buildings, but compared to the charm of Cusco it failed to really make an impact architecturally. We stayed in a Hostal very close to the main square and it was surrounded by bars and restaurants. We thought this was ideal until we tried to get to sleep with the pub across the roads band playing...badly. Cats sing better than this guy. Add the constant car horns, police whistles and other music our time was spent awake during the night and sleeping during the ...
... Alone, the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Donald Duck and Chip & Dale Christmas shorts, and a Sobeys Christmas commercial from 1990. I'm sure everyone back home in Nova Scotia knows exactly the commercial we mean. We're keeping our eye out for the movie Elf and are planning an attempt at homemade egg nog too. We also are in the planning process for a huge Christmas Eve feast with our house hosts and fellow ...
... I was on my free walking tour of Arequipa, it suddenly occurred to me why I loved Arequipa so much, it's because it reminds me of my hometown and also of London!!! So I finally came to the conclusion that I miss home and I miss my friends and family in the UK, for the first time in this trip (and including my last trip to Southeast Asia), I realise that I am actually homesick, that is definitely a first for me, now I must be getting old and sentimental!!!! Hahaha
... turned eastward and we began to climb into the Andes again towards our destination Arequipa. The drive offered some great views as the landscape changed from complete desert to green pastures and snow capped mountains. Plus we had left the clouds for perfect blue sky again.
The truck dropped us off in the Plaza de Armas, the main square and were immediately impressed. The architecture and backdrop were amazing ...
... Mike and I had no probs. The lines were amazing. It was hard to take pictures as it was quite glary, however the pics we ended up with were awesome. It's not really known what the lines were for but it's likely that they were created for religious and ritualistic reasons. We then headed to Chauchilla cemetery. It's in the desert. There were about seven tombs which are on display with actual mummies still in situ. The graves that are viewed were dug up by grave ...
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