Sand boarding, surfing, and sunbathing. July 29th 2011 We arrived from a rainy Cuzco to a clear sunny day in Arequpia. Arequipa is one of the wealthiest cities in Peru and so has lots of beautiful buildings and one of the nicest plazas and cathedrals we have seen. One of the most striking things about the city is that the El Misit volcano sits behind it so when you are walking about you can always see it in the distance.
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South America » Peru 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