2000m down, 50km across and only one wipe-out!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
32Trip End Dec 20, 2007
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Its been a while, and I´m still in Arequipa! I´m also feeling pretty lazy so can´t be bothered to write too much so you´ll have to make do with a quick summary :o)
Last time i wrote was monday morning and i was a tad hungover. I´m happy to report that in the days since iv only had one more hngover and it wasnt so bad :o) So, Monday was a bit of a washout - I went for a lazy lunch (bacon egg and cheese sandwichs - ace) with Karina, Matt and Ben and we wandered a bit around town, and then lazed in hammocks on the roof. Had an early night - bed by 10!
Tuesday was Karina´s (dutch girl) last day in Peru so we did the sights of Aequipa. First the Monastry of Santa Catalina - a beautiful old building painted in bright colous, very spanish looking. Then we went to the museum which houses Juanita - an Inca ice mummy discovered on top of a nearby volcano in 1995. It was absolutely fascinating - she was only found because a nearby volcano errupted, melting the snow cap, and an explorer found her by chance. She was an inca sacrifice, a girl about 12 years old, and her body has been perfectly preserved by the ice, even her skin and nails. So that was really cool :o) In the afternoon I had my first spanish lesson - I feel i should learn some! I had 3 lessons in total this week, and that addedto my self-teaching is meaning im getting by pretty well! I´ve impressed myself! We went for dinner in a really cool restaurant overlooking the main square, its so beautful :o)
Wednesday was another lazy day, wandered the town with alex, had another spanish lesson, went for dinner... Its so easy to chill out in this place!
Other than that it was hard but great fun. After about 2.5 hours we stopped for a snack, and cos i got a puncture, so we had a break.
After that we were exhausted, so a lazy evening and a nice meal in the Plaza again :o)
So made it to today in actually quite a lot of words! Had to check out this morning and go to the bus station to get tickets to Cusco tonight (should have booked earlier, oops). Had lunch in really nice french restaurant, and now here I am, staying out of the sun as im a tad burned. oops!
cusco tonight and then inca trail tuesday! Miss you all! xxxxx