My Favorite Peruvian Places & Experiences: Arequipa and Lake Titicaca

My Favorite Peruvian Places & Experiences:
Arequipa and Lake Titicaca

This post accompanies my LIVE YouTube broadcast on 28 March 2021 about my explorations of Arequipa and the Lake Titicaca area of Peru. You can watch a replay of that broadcast here:

Links Mentioned in the Presentation

Santa Catalina Monastery

Free Walking Tour of Arequipa

Cruz del Sur Bus Line

Peru Hop

Accomodation Links

Manuel and Adela’s Home

Posada Santa Barbara:

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The Festival of Candelaria
Festival of Candelaria in Arequipa

Fiesta del la Candelaria in Arequipa

Candelaria in Arequipa

Revisiting Candelaria–This Time on the Shores of Lake Titicaca

Chucuito and Acora

Translating Tom Sawyer

The women I knitted and spun yarn with in the plaza in Chucuito

Acora Market Alpaca Sellers

The Alpaca Ladies of Acora

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Lightning over Lake Titicaca

Lightning Show over Lake Titicaca

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Rock arches over Lake Titicaca

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Cafe at Posada Santa Barbara

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