26.08.2015 - 26.08.2015
In Arequipa I didn't do a lot, the hostal was ok, pretty generic and probably more of a party hostal.
I decided to get a private room and nurse myself back to health and just relax and spread all my stuff out so I can sort it.
The first day I managed to eat a little. I stayed in my room and just wrote about my trek. Had a wonder around but that's about it. Another area, another map I thought.
I had wifi again so I could contact people at home. I spoke to Tommy on the phone for the first time in 2 weeks and at first I just couldn't stop crying, it was so nice to hear his voice. A well needed catch up. Just what I needed!
The second day I was feeling fit as a fiddle. I just relaxed all day then headed out for a mojito in the evening. I wasn't up for meeting anyone, I just wanted to be on my own, have a mojito and read or write my blog. It was lovely, although happy hour it was 2 mojitos for 12 soles (about £2) so I ended up drinking about 10.
Then i stumbled back to my hostel and passed out. Luckily woke up about 2am, I Showered and packed, I was being picked up at 5.30am. I didn't get back to sleep so just carried on writing my blog.
I was feeling great and revitalized, ready to meet more people and be sociable again. I had a 14 hour bus journey to get through first.
Bus journey was fine, I used to get so travel sick on coaches but this trip I seemed to be enjoying the bus journeys, watching all the scenary go passed and seeing the different towns and villages. Only down side to the coaches are lack of windows that open. We stopped for breakfast but after this we only stopped at a petrol station, petrol stations in south america don't sell sandwiches so a packet of crisps for lunch and dinner. Poor effort Peru hop. I wasn't too fussed though.
We stopped and went to the viewing tower to see 2 of the Nazca lines, that was cool. Pretty interesting all the different thesis with how they got their. Aliens or people. They were carved in using chalk and discovered around 1940, they have stayed for so many years because it never rains in Nazca, funny that when it's in the desert. They don't know how many lines there are 80 have been found but whenever there's a sandstorm more are discovered, more were discovered only a week ago after a sandstorm.
We jumped back onto the bus and made our way Huacachina.