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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... headed back to the hostel. We had previously decided that the salty grease we had chowed for lunch was sufficient enough to last us the day - Toby did suggest that we should have bought food but I said we'd be fine - I was really wrong - it was a few girls from our group bought some McDonald's which set me off. So an understandably disgruntled Tobes followed ...
... face was a picture when she tried some! It was time for lunch after visiting some of the smaller towns and we headed back to Chivay for our buffet lunch (big mistake). After lunch there was an option for those who wanted to use the hot springs, unfortunately we were not told about this so didn't bring our bathing suits, but from the looks of it, it was not as nice as the one in Franz Josef, so we wasn't too upset. The tour was ending and we were all back ...
... an to the cosy town of Salento. Salento is chocolate box colonial town nussled into rolling hills . The other weird and wonderful thing that adds to salentos charm is they have really beautiful and friendly stray dogs everywhere who the whole town look after. We do an awesome hike around the coffee region here. Which we called the Cows, Clouds and Cocoa palm walk,. Because you walked amongst the clouds in these rolling hills but the most surreal bit was the ...
... bikes and visits to a National Park area behind the volcanoes.
The four of us all wanted to try the highly recomended Zig Zag restaurant so we booked a table for 8pm which gave us time to visit the Santa Catalina monastery beforehand. The outside of the monastry is standard grey, with a prison look about it but the inside was full of beautiful colors. We were able ...
... one of my favourite parts of the trip! We went down some huge dunes and even tried standing up down one dune. Given that we've never snowboarded or surfed (me), I think this was a good effort! It all seemed relatively safe til we saw a girl from another group stack it and roll violently down the dune :S We did get some photos of our sand boarding adventure but we cant seem to get them off the memory card so they'll have to wait for later. We got to see ...
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