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May 18, 2012

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musings

Wow! You have such a huge, gorgeous house! And right next to the ocean? Termites? Yuuuuck!

Hattie

That's not my house. That's a neighbor's house. I wouldn't want it. It's too big.

Brandon

I hope you can also visit Arequipa. (It's the hometown of my high school Spanish teacher, Sra. DeLima.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arequipa

Z

You should mos def go to Arequipa.

Does not going to Lake Titikaka also mean not taking the Cusco-Puno train? Don´t not do that, it is an amazing experience!

Are you skipping the North, just doing Lima-Cusco, or what?
Dying to know.

Hattie

Z: I will immediately inform the others of what you say here. Thanks!

Z

And in Puno I would seriously suggest this. http://www.posadasantabarbara.com/es/tarifas-reservas.html

Z

You know, this is a sort of traditional travel circuit, Lima-Arequipa-Puno-Cusco and there is good reason for it.

There is also a train Arequipa-Puno that I have taken; at that time it was not 100% safe but now things have improved and views are amazing. http://youtu.be/lWJ6FibFCaU

I´d fly Lima-Cusco, then train down to Puno, then on by train to Arequipa, then bus to Nazca / Ica and then Lima.

Or, same circle, opposite direction.

Z

Arequipa is worth it just for the food: http://youtu.be/Kn2Z_kuxjDA Unbelievably good food.

Z

Also check air bnb listings Arequipa, cheap and very good.

Brandon

I asked my friend via FB for travel tips. Her husband is from Peru. Here they are, verbatim:

See Machu Picchu. Do not wear any visible jewelry. No hand outs to the locals, or they'll have a crowd around them. ..

Hattie

Brandon: Not that anyone is going to think anything about us except that we are tourists. We can't disguise ourselves as locals!

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