Today we are in Haucachina. This is an Oasis outside Ica. There is a lagoon in the middle which may have curative properties and was a sanitarium of sorts. It’s been taken over by sand boarding kids on holiday. We may be a bit old for this place.
We came to Tacna Yesterday. Today we went to Arica, Chile. They are a little over an hour apart. Between the two and pretty much everywhere around Tacna is a desert. It’s all empty adobe colored earth. No people or structures exist in the wastes. Tacna is some mish mash of border town and tourist trap for Chileans looking for a favorable exchange rate.… Read the rest
Yesterday we went for the Arequipa free walking tour. It was great. Saw some Camelids again but at a much nicer wool store/museum than the bus tour. We saw the volcanoes and had some chocolate, Pisco, and Chicha. After we went to the Santa Catalina Monastery and walked around at dusk. The twilight was great for pictures of that stunning place.… Read the rest
We’ve been in Arequipa for a week. I was sick for a couple days. The weather here is beautiful now. We must’ve arrived for the last day of the rainy season. We arrived at our hostel in the evening to a large welcoming committee. Julianne and Junior had organized some Uno in the kitchen. Jill and I were rather exhausted from a 10 hour bus ride that should’ve been 8.… Read the rest
4/10/2015 Cusco Peru
Jill and I went to see the movie Insurgent last night. Here, it is called Insurgente but it was in English with Spanish subtitles. That was kind of weird. We haven’t been to a movie theater since we were in Florida in October. Theaters are like sensory deprivation tanks. Encompassed by the movie’s sensations, I was transported back to the USA for a couple hours.… Read the rest