Monday, April 2, 2012

South America Day 19: Arequipa

January 2012

Up late for breakfast before walking into town and checking out the Juanita mummy at the University. Unfortunately the cooling machine was broken so we could only see the video and artifacts which was still very interesting.

We had a quick look in the Jesuit Church and the handicraft market.

We took a quick cab ride for lunch at La Nueva Palomino where I had the cheese and potato soup and DH had the pork with potato bake. Guinea pig was a popular dish at this restaurant.

We caught the cab back to town and watch a local parade with dancing and costumes weave it's way through the main square.

We went back to double check the Jesuit church, due to missing the picture of the Last Supper with Guinea Pig, followed by a short walk across the road to view the Catholic church.

After heading back to the hotel to finish packing we had dinner at Mamut, which is Peruvian sandwiches and smoothies.

At 9 pm we boarded our overnight bus to Nazca, seeking some sunshine and warmer weather.

Night bus to Nazca

La Nueva Palomino, Arequipa
Mamut, Arequipa

Jesuit church, Arequipa
Catholic church, Arequipa

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