Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... a spa bath next to the bed. In terms of location it turned out not to be so good for us as the nicest place in Lima is Miraflores about 20 minutes away but nevermind.
We had not read great things about Lima and we were not going to bother going except we had decided last minute to head to Rio, Brazil to get some R&R for my knee which was getting worse, this meant a flight fom Lima so we ended up staying 2 nights and we enjoyed it. Yes there are poor areas but ...
... involved a tour of the market with a guide to explain what things were, the different varieties and what they are used for, followed by the whole class preparing a typical Peruvian dish - ours was a cheese salad, Rocoto Relleno (a large hot chilli stuffed with beef, pork, onions and raisins, topped with cheese and meringue), potato pie, all washed down with Chicha (a sweet drink made from purple corn). It was ...
... over the world but the star of the show is definitely the birds that sore above it - Condors! Possibly one of the ugliest birds we have ever seen, with a face abit like a turkey. But the most impressive thing about them is there sheer size. You would think they would look small against the stunning and huge back drop of the canyon but actually they still looked big. Incredible birds that memorise even the non bird fans. The Cruz del Condor lived up ...
... of the canyon. We ascended around 1km in around 2-3 hours. It was relatively tough going. We started at 2.something km above sea level, and ended at 3.something km above sea level. Needless to say, we survived. Once again, myself and the English girl from the group were the first two to make it to the top. And it left us time to get ridiculously cold on the top before the others arrived. Once they all had, we walked to a nearby town ...
... br> When we eventually drew ourselves away from the pool, we paid a visit to Juanita, the "Ice Maiden". This mummy of a young Inca girl has been described as one of the 10 most important historical discoveries of recent times by Time Magazine. Because the body was frozen at such low temperatures and high altitude (found on top of the El Misti Volcano in 1995), an extensive study into the physical health of ancient ...
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