“Should we evacuate?” Town alarm wakes us up in Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa, Peru
Arequipa, Peru

As I was suffering from the flu mixed with altitude sickness, while my roommate was suffering from altitude sickness mixed with what would later be revealed as a lung infection, we both decided to spend our quiet afternoon in Arequipa, Peru, resting up.

We’d spent the morning with our tour group exploring some local sights of Arequipa after arrivingĀ on an early flight from Lima that morning, and decided it would be best for our bodies to lay down for a nap.

We’d barely been laid down for 15 minutes when all of a sudden:

“Wwweeeeerrrrrrrrooooooooo wwwwweeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooo!”

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Colonial buildings and mind-blowing light-and-water shows in Lima, Peru

One thing I absolutely loved about Peru was the variety of the country.

From Amazon rainforest; to heritage sites of ruins (hello Machu Picchu); from the vast, barren desert-like land to the Colca Canyon; to the mountainous ranges; from the bare, poverty-stricken, isolated villages; to the surf-tastic waves on the coastline (Yes, that is the Pacific Ocean!); all the way to metro cities of Lima – Peru has it all.

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