Monthly Archive:: January 2014

Streetlights But No Streets

A semi-comfortable overnight bus ride got us to Arequipa at about 7am. Our first stop in Arequipa was the famous Santa Catalina Monastery. Despite our aversion to museums we paid to get in, but it smelled funny and we quickly grew bored. To entertain ourselves we made up ridiculous stories about what each of the

Planting Potatoes in the Ground

1/12/14 Today we met our best friend so far, Wilson. He is painting the mural in the bar for the hostel, and we struck up a conversation about politics and the current state of affairs in Bolivia. We had to cut the conversation short to run off to the Cuzco airport to get Harriet’s bag,

Earplugs in Our Ears and Bass Pounding in Our Hearts

After years of planning to travel together, we (Mindy and Harriet) finally found a time when we were both available for a few months. After talking about our plans for months, we finally impulse-bought a plane ticket to Lima that was just so cheap but involved a 3 hour drive to the airport in NY