Day 93 to 95: Atico to Arequipa – The White City and Change of Traveling Plans

Arriving in Arequipa I found a super nice town which had the perfect atmosphere to just relax for a while. I finally did not….

…go to explore the canyon which would have cost me another 2 days at least and instead was determined to extend my travels to Patagonia and possibly even Ushuaia.

I did not have to make any compromises anymore and could dedicate my entire time to my second passion: my motorbike!

However, in Arequipa I explored the town, the beautiful buildings, the tranquilo main square and plenty of food and pisco sours 😀

Finally, I would be leaving Peru soon and had to make the best out of my situation…

“Guarded by not one but three dramatic volcanoes, the city enjoys a resplendent, if seismically precarious setting – earthquakes regularly wrack this region, the last big one causing significant damage in 2001. Fortunately, the city’s architecture, a formidable ensemble of baroque buildings grafted out of the local white volcanic sillar rock, has so far withstood most of what mother earth has thrown at it. In 2000 the city’s central core earned a well-deserved Unesco World Heritage listing and the sight of the gigantic cathedral, with the ethereal image of 5825m El Misti rising behind it, is worth a visit alone.” (