Peru, day 7
Trip Start Jun 20, 2007
11Trip End Jul 06, 2007
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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
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.