Rafting and Mountain Biking

Trip Start May 31, 2008
Trip End Jun 01, 2009

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

After a couple of days to recuperate after the hike we decided to do some white water rafting on the Chili river.  The river is not far from Arequipa and after short drive we arrived at the launch point.  We put on our wet suits and helmets and into the raft we went.  Although the river is not that huge the rapids were very fun (class 3-4).  Latha never made it through the first rapid and she fell out of the raft.  The other raft in the water rescued her (after she displayed perfect white water rescue position!) and she decided that she would spend the rest of the trip with them.  
The following day I decided that I would do a downhill mountain bike ride.  We drove up the 4200m  for the 2000m decent down to Arequipa our finishing point.  The trail was mainly a washed out road so very rough but a fast decent of the mountain.  There were some very good view of the surrounding mountains (el Misti) and of Arequipa itself from above.

After spending so many days here, we really started to get used to the city.  We said goodbye by watching some cable TV in the hotel (yeah WB!) and drinking great cafe con leiches. 
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