Day 85 : Puerto Inka to Arequipa

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
A quiet breakfast on the beach

Melissa chills out on the beach
Melissa chills out on the beach

Keryn gets arty on the truck
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.

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