Arequipa and Puno November 20th 2015 After arriving at 5am into Arequipa we managed to crash in the common room area of our hostel before being allowed in our room. We spent a lot of the day sleeping off the overnight bus before venturing into the centre to check out the Plaza de Armas. This was a fairly typical (and well kept) square that had a massive cathedral at one end. The cathedral was flanked by massive snow-capped volcanoes ... read more
South America » Peru » Puno » Puno 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
So. We're actually doing it! We're packing away our lives as an accountant and teacher in our lovely house in Bristol in favour of a tent, two backpacks and six months in The Americas. Most importantly, we'll be saying goodbye to our beloved rabbits, Bert and Ringo! Flights are booked for 12th August... then it's first stop, Grand Teton National Park, followed by Yellowstone. For closet geography nerd Tom, seeing Old Faithful has been an ambition for a long time... and I just can't wait to get exploring!
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