Arequipa and the Colca Canyon March 5th 2011 The city of Arequipa sits at an altitude of 2,335 metres above sea level in a mountainous desert in the western Andes, at the foot of El Misti volcano.
We awoke in Arequipa after our 16hr bus ride and set off for our hostel 'Arequipay Backpacker's House', when we got there we were amazed - the hostel was by far the nicest we had stayed at with a huge kitchen with lots of equipment, free intern ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon 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
Welcome to our blog!
We intend to update this as much as possible whilst we are on our travels to keep you all informed of our whereabouts!
Our key dates so far are:
30th November 2010 - Leave London and fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
31st January 2011 - We begin our 4 day trek of the Inca Trail, Peru
8th March 2011 - Fly from Santiago, Chile to Auckland, New Zealand
22nd April 2011 - Leave New Zealand and fly to Nadi, Fiji
6th May 2011 - Fly from Fiji to Cairns, Australia via Auckland and Sydney
We are going to work in Australia and have a 12 month Visa so... full info