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Ahhh...just wrote a blog about Arequipa and lost it......ahhh - so all you get are photos and a little bit.
Josie and I flew from Lima to Arequipa - were met by a guy holding a card with my name on it. Wow - this is easy.
Beautiful city lodged between three massive volcanos. Loads of stunning white stone and intricate …
... struck, some Inca terraces had also been taken with it. We also passed many llamas, alpacas and vicunas plus donkeys, pigs and cows in the road - we are getting used to an animal based roadblock on this tour!
Colca Trek Lodge is lovely, we hadn't expected anything like it as it's in a tiny village. We had a bit of time to rest and read books in front of the log fires in the living room before a communal dinner and an early night. We were each given a hot water ...
... we got a bus and taxi up to Moray, which was where the Inca's experimented with different plants to see what would grow in what climates. There are 3 giant bowls dug into the earth with terracing all around - its said that the temperature difference in the deepest is 15 degrees between the top tier and the bottom. From Moray we walked back to the closest town (despite a ridiculous warning by a taxi driver ...
... was the Santa Catalina Monastery, which carried an hefty 35soles (us$15) entrance fee. The entire complex was a home for nuns in the past. There were pretty painted buildings and nice walkways. But as we were without a guide, we just strolled along the complex ourselves. In my opinion, the entrance fee doesn't justify itself and there really isn't much other than the painted houses and cloisters. Not that it had much historical significance as well. We headed ...
Hi. So it's been a little while, oh my don't we have a lot to catch up on! Expect lots of things in the next day or two. I ended up in Arequipa after a distressing night in Puno, and was very pleasantly surprised, Arequipa is a beautiful city. The main square has a lovely cathedral which is lit up at night and you can sit on a balcony for a cheap supper looking at the lovely view. I fortunately had a couple of people who I had previously ...
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