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April 5th 2006
Published: April 5th 2006
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Plaza de Armas in Arequipa, Peru
Hola! Just a quick one this time. I´m flying through southern Peru at the moment, so that I can get to Lima in time for my flight to Santiago - yeah, yeah, yeah, I´m backtracking again. I thought I´d finally left Chile and Argentina for good, but apparently there´s a new law of physics that keeps dragging you back...

Yesterday was Cuzco, today is Arequipa, tomorrow is Nazca, then I get to sleep in a real bed after spending two nights trying to fall asleep on a bus seat that doesn´t recline to horizontal.

As you can see by the photos, I counteracted my ruin-fatigue with spanish architecture. The town is full of buildings with fantastic details carved into every nook and cranny. There´s nothing in Australia quite like it.

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early morning in the Plaza

Plaza de Armas in Arequipa, Peru
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the Cathedral

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it´s all so European

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Cathedral gate detail

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lots of nice lines

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detail #1

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nice flowery detail

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more flowery detail

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7th April 2006

Your photo captions may be witty, but I am deeply offended. Our children will NOT infect the pigeons with germs "nice and early". The pigeons in Arequipa are regularly vaccinated against children-transmitted viruses.

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