Peru, day 7

Trip Start Jun 20, 2007
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Trip End Jul 06, 2007


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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 7 26-06-07

Get up late and head to the Monastery de Santa Clarita a couple blocks away from the hotel.  It was a convent started in 1580 and there and there is still a portion that remains a cloister for nuns.  We go in, start to look around and end up joining a tour group of about 8.  It is beautiful, the building, architecture, paintings, it also has this amazing history.  Jonathan's only comment for the day: "Those nuns keep really clean bathrooms."  He feels terrible and heads back to the room.  As the tour continues, people start dropping like flies- at least 3 other people leave due to not feeling well.  I am not pleased about my digital camera being broken...again.  After getting "fixed" yesterday it took 2 pictures and one blurry one, and promptly broke again.  I took a few pics on a disposable camera (those aren't developed yet).  
Back to the room to check on Jonathan.  Stop to get water, sprite, and Gatorade.  Also purchased a monkey finger puppet made by the nuns.  None of these things make him feel better.  Bummer.
I run a few errands: ATM, grocery store to self cater (I love to go to grocery stores in foreign countries-they are so familiar, yet so different), also to the book store to buy a handy dandy English/Spanish dictionary.  Walk around all of Arequipe.  TV and sleep.
Almost forgot: Peru beat Uruguay in futbol tonight.  When I was walking around everyone was glued to a TV.  When Peru scored, "goooooooooal" could be heard everywhere and the few people not in front of a tv ran to the nearest shop to catch the replay.  Peru scored again as we watched at the hotel .  Saturday is Peru v. Venezuela.
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