Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... to the gods when things were going wrong, and their offerings were children. They would take the best looking Virgins of Nobel blood, and in the case of Juanita they walked from Cusco which took weeks. They then get the kids drunk on chicha (a corn based drink) and coca leaves and hit them on the head. They are then buried at the top of the volcano as an offering. In 1995 the volcano next door was erupting and it caused the snow to melt and her grave was caught in ...
... mimutes to climb the 1200m ascent. At the top we were met my a stuff breeze that instantly froze the sweatiest if climbers. A short walk along the farm fields got us to breakfast where we filled out bellies and had a quick nap before jumping on the bus to the hot springs. The hot springs were exactly what the body needed and were a pleasant surprise. I had pictured a sese pool of ...
After the amazon we spent 2 more nights in Cusco and had to say goodbye to our Canadian friend Mark who has been accidentally following us around since Rio. Our next stop was the second largest city in Peru, Arequipa. We arrived on Easter Sunday morning and walked round the main square which is very pretty and European looking with huge stone buildings ...
... drowns. On the final day, Huanchaco is in celebration of approval into the World Surfing Reserves list next to the likes of Malibu Beach in California and Freshwater Beach in Australia. The beach host a ceremony with a performance from dancing horses, reincarnations of Inca legends and the making of a Caballitos de Totora which is taken into the surf by a local surfer who symbolically uses the traditional fishing boat to catch a wave. Proud locals stand and watch with tears ...
... had seen before.
In the nearby area we had thought of grabbing a quick bite to eat but saw a wine bar and what turned into a planned glass of wine turned into a nice date night for just the two of us. We shared a delicious bottle of Argentinian Malbec and two delicious steaks. It was really nice to spend the evening at the monastery and dinner as just the two of us to enjoy each other's company and reflect on some of the amazing things we had done as well as look forward to what's to ...
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