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Cola Canyon - Arequipa

June 13th 2006
Took a short 30 minute flight from Cusco to Arequipa, the other alternative was a 10 hr bus ride - a no brainer. The scenery when landing in Arequipa is breath taking as the city is situated in a valley surrounded by the active volcano El Misti at 19,111 feet , Mt. Chachani at 19,931 feet and Mt. Pichu-Pichu at 18,500 feet. The weather is warm during the day and cool at night, typical of a se ... read more
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Peruvian Flag 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
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21st February 2011
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Great Article on Arequipa
I will be taking a similar trip April 27-May 8th, 2011. I really enjoyed your article and photographs. I am a photographer so I am really looking forward to the photo ops.. What month were you there? Just wondering how to dress and what you did for the altitude? I happen to live a sea level so wondering how I will adjust. Thanks!

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