It was another driving day today. We travelled from Puerto Inka inland to Arequipa, a lovely colonial city. The drive itself was mostly through desert, nothing we hadn’t seen before, and I don’t remember much about it. We left Puerto Inka around 9am and arrived in the late afternoon in Arequipa.
A quiet breakfast on the beach
Melissa chills out on the beach
Keryn gets arty on the truck
We had a brief walk from the Hotel Los Balconies to the main plaza, passing lots of tourist shops and looking over the pretty plaza. Dinner was at a local restaurant where we got to sample such delights as guinea pig and alpaca. The guinea pig was ok but a lot of work, plenty of little bones and not a lot of meat. The alpaca steak I had was very nice, cooked simply with some rosemary for added flavour. It was a Saturday night and the town was alive with people, many of the group went out for drinks and stayed out to the wee hours of the morning. Keryn and I were much more sensible, grabbing the opportunity to head to bed straight after dinner.