Attitude with Altitude October 15th 2010 We arrived in Arequipa after an overnight bus ride from Nazca. Neglectively, no one bothered to mention that the road was going to be a washboardy, dirt nightmare of beyond twisty-turny, horn-honking belief! I really tried hard to sleep in the comfy reclining chairs, but alas, not a wink. We rumble into town as the dawn rises sharply behind the peak of a gigantic volcano. Suddenly, I am very a ... read more
South America » Peru » 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
This Canadian girl's passion for travel comes from two very adventurous parents...my brother and I spent most of our youth traveling all over North America in the family campervan, airplane & boat - going as far north as Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Sea...and as far south as Mexico and beyond - doing lots of adventurey stuff...canoeing, surfing, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, exploring, jellyfish poking...it was the best childhood ever!
Nowadays, most of my vacay-time is spent in and around "Los Cabos" on the tip of beautiful Baja California Sur, Mexico. A sandy wasteland of scrubby cact... full info