Yes, Stay


My last trip before leaving Peru was to Arequipa, the second biggest city in the country. One of the possible origins of the word is the sentence “Ari qhipay” (in Quechua: “Yes, stay”) and honestly I would have stayed much longer.
The city, surrounded by volcanos, is located at 2,328 metres above sea level, so definitely not Lima, but I didn’t have any problem with the altitude.

The typical Arequipan house is made in ashlar, a volcanic stone from the area, and the walls are usually painted in cobalt blue, white or ochre. I fell deeply in love with these colours and the small streets and corners of the city center. The food was delicious (of course).
Here are some of my photos.
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