The Naughty Nun's of Arequipa

Trip Start Jan 03, 2012
Trip End Mar 31, 2012

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

After a 20 million hour bus journey that was only supposed to be a 10hr night bus...we arrived in Arequipa. Mind you - the bus was as good as business class in a plane and Hannah the tortoise slept through the whole trip thanks to the almost 180 degree reclining chair and her endless foot room! Lauren on the other hand was a cramped crab that had no sleep and was aware of every stop that occurred - hence Lauren the zombie was not impressed when the bus actually broke down 3hrs from our destination. This meant we had to get on a bus that smelt like urine. Fernando the lovely tour guide by this stage had understood a bit more about the opposite sex...and the fact that lack of food = bitchiness. And since this is pretty much a female tour...he's learnt the hard way...feed the ladies! So he secretly and very kindly bought us avocado and bread for our breakfast on the bus...scoring a big browny point from us!

But the white walls of Arequipa on arrival made everything peachy. Our accommodation is stunning...we can lie in bed looking out of our beautiful balcony listening to the harmonious sounds of the bells chiming - however no matter how many times we have called for Romeo...he hasn't turned up...loser!

We will put the next story down to us being over tired...and hence hyper - that we kind of ran a muck in the Santa Catalina Monastery. Very Naughty Nun's of us indeed...but 8 girls armed with cameras, and pretty much the monastery to ourselves was a ticket to the perfect photo shoot...and 8 very sinful girls - who were not willing to confess.

In our hyper state we then progressed to dinner. Where Hannah almost shat herself at the dinner table...when the first guinea pig was brought out on a plate for Fernando. Being a vegetarian I am fine sitting next to people eating meat...I pay no attention to it. However when a guinea pig has literally being split down the middle, gutted, deep fried and thrown on a plate...with the site of the head in a screaming motion with it's hand outstretched, it's teeth in full view and eyes still open staring into my own...I nearly fell off my chair and screamed in fright. It was one of the most horrendous things I have ever seen...and could not eat my own dinner. The only comfort I had was knowing that the site of the guinea pig even freaked out the meat eaters... Lauren gave it a crack...and despite tasting exactly like KFC...due to the presentation she will not be eating it again!

Despite the guinea pig the local wine was much to be desired and assisted in our much needed sleep (especially Lauren's!).

Hasta la vista BABY!
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Tim Dendy on

Ha ha - sooo funny

Julie Vale on

You Naughty Nuns are hysterical!

Caroline Dendy on

A photo shoot??How unlike you! haha I was expecting a nun video with the song like a prayer by madonna!!

heather on

wonderful photos cant wait for the next installment love m

Lizzie on

excellent blogging work girls....but where are you? it's been 10 days......what have you done with Ronalda Fernando??

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