Nov 22, 2007
Arequipa is a beautifully city with a glorious backdrop of mountains and volcanoes. I walked around the historic city center gazing upon churches monasteries and mansions all constructed of white volcanic rock giving the city its very distinct feel. The added touch of the garbage trucks blaring Mozart to let you know of their approach just adds to the city's ambiance as well. The Plaza De Armas (the city centers focal point) is the most beautiful South American plaza I have seen so far and a great place to eat prickly pears, drink Chicha and people watch. Kept myself busy for a few days before grabbing a bus to Cabanaconde to access the worlds deepest canyon.