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CANADA | Tuesday, 6 October 2009 | Views [388] | Comments [1]

Shitty midnite express to Arequipa! couldn't sleep and no leg room but here we are just chillin at the hostal sipping on my third cup of coca tea.  Ya they say its good to keep altitude sickness away.  The elevation we're at now is 2350 m.  The Lonely Planet says Arequipa is the best town to acclimatize for a few days before heading to the dizzing heights of Cuzco.  We were a little spent after that bus ride but  recovered quite nicely and now we're goin to the museum to check out Juanita, the frozen Inca girl who was discovered on Ampato. This active volcano sits just to the north of El Misti.  An eruption melted the glacier enough to expose Juanita where she was discovered and promptly removed to a freezer where she can be viewed by the public. Wandered around the local market for hours stopping to buy coca leaves,a couple of empanadas and some freshly made fruit smoothies.  Hit of vitimin C midday......priceless!

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Juanita was cool. Plus our little hostel was the best!

  Cookie Nov 19, 2009 2:51 AM

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