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Published: August 8th 2012
Arrival in Arica!
We all left on the same bus...after leaving school at 5 on Friday (June 2). We took a 10:00pm bus and arrived in Arica, the northern most city in Chile, at around 6:30 am. Kurt and I were on the bottom floor of the bus, which is called "cama." Much more space in the seats for only 10 more U.S. dollars was well worth it. Plus, Kurt can't really fit in the semi-cama seats! This was us getting a coffee and snack before beginning the next leg of our journey!
OK-OK! Finally done! You would be surprised how long this blog stuff takes! 😊 After returning from Peru on June 14th, I have finished uploading the photos! Be warned--there are a ton!
I am going to let the pictures tell the story this time! We went from Antofagasta on a night bus to Arica, Chile (about 10 hours). We then took a taxi across the border into Tacna, Peru--that took about 3 hours. We hung out there with some other friends all day, then took a bus to Arequipa, Peru. We split from our pals and hung out in Peru for a few days. We met up with Kelly and Priscila again, watched a cool soccer game, took a cool cooking class, then took another (terrifying) night bus to Cusco (about another 10 hours). We hung out in Cusco for a few days solo, then took a train to Aguas Calientes. We spent a day and night there and then took a short bus to Machu Picchu. Amazing experience! Then we took a train back to Cusco for a few more days. Kurt had to leave to come home for work, so I met back up with Kelly and Priscila
to head on another night bus to Puno/Lake Titikaka. We hopped on a boat for a couple of days and did a night stay on one of the islands. It was super cool! After that, we took a night bus back to Tacna (another 10 hours or so)--and then a long 12 hour day bus back home. It was a pretty ride, though, as it was along the coast!
Hope you can all come visit and check out Peru!
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