Arequipa & Colca Canyon

26 May

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Liam and I have spent the last few days exploring Arequipa, which is basically a smaller version of Cusco but with some beautiful snow capped mountains in the background. We also headed out to the Colca Canyon, apparently the worlds second deepest  (deeper than the Gran Canyon) and about 6 hours drive outside of Arequipa. A lot of people do the hike down into the canyon and back up again, but we didn’t have time as I needed to be back in Lima (ermm…and we’re lazy). We spent the afternoon wandering around town and checked out a lookout down into the canyon. It’s a very beautiful place, though I think we’re getting a little jaded towards the end of our time in South America… the dead giveaway would be seeing the second deepest canyon in the world and saying “Yeah. It’s nice. So… what now?”. It was definitely worth the trip though.

Yesterday was a fairly epic mission from the canyon back to Arequipa and then last night we jumped on yet another bus (my last!) back to Lima. Two days until I’m on a plane to Bali and Nem hits the coast to find some waves for a month until we both head back up to Mexico.

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