06 October 2008
Saludos Desde Perú!
After a night to rest up in Lima, we hopped on a plane to Arequipa this morning, and Christine snapped this shot with my phone just after we got off the plane. The mountain in the background is a volcano, one of three visible from the city, called Chachani.
We're about another half a mile higher up than Denver here, and I'm feeling it just a little bit - mostly needing to take more deep breaths. David, however, is a firm believer in the local tradition of coca leaf tea, so I'm following his lead. Hopefully I won't be required to take a pee test anytime soon after our return! Oh, and the food here is nothing short of phenomenal.
More photos will follow, but I need to be working on some homework just now. And to the raffle winners, all the franticness (franticity? franticosity?) of late prevented me from getting items into the mail before we left, but it's just a matter of getting the packages ready and down to the post office. I shall e-mail all when things are sent out.