The South American Shuffle - 3 countries in 8 days Part Two June 21st 2008 Day Five Overnight bus to Arequipa
Another big city. Thankfully, the first one I have actually liked in South America to date. Like Cuenca it has gorgeous architecture sewn up. Unlike Cuenca the buildings actually feels South American rather than European, being largely composed of pink volcanic rock and featuring Inca stylings.
On my first evening I met a new friend who charged hims ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Arequipa Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more