double rinse cycle in Peru February 13th 2011 Delays and rain in Arequipa kept at bay my intentions to head north, and so spending extra time there allowed exploration of flooded streets, fine architecture in dismal weather, the smelly and vibrant Mercado San Camilo, glimpses at Santa Catalina (amongst others) mansions and monastery whilst waiting out airport reopening, loitering in the wet Plaza de Armas eating a packed lunch, and surfing th ... 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
Fast approaching, after 7 years into this blog,is the next trip coming up,
combining work and play.
Heading to Jordan for 9 days first up for an 'active' tour of the country, taking in the south and dead sea region, and north, military activity permitting.
I will then be transferring to Dubai on 26 October for 6 days of intensive education at the World Low back and Pelvic pain congress, to rub shoulders with some experts, enchant a rich Emirati at the gold market, and get as high as I can in one building.
I hit Japan on November 1st for one week thereafter, likely acting as languag... full info