October 15, 2005
This was a day of rest. After another long overnight bus, I arrived in Arequipa at about 9:00 AM. I slept better on this bus than the others, but still not very well. Morad and I found a cheap hostel at about $3 per night, but I'm not very fond of it. It's kind of dirty, there are no electrical outlets in our room, it's not a great place to meet people, and the most annoying thing of all is that in order to leave you need the key, so either both of us have to leave together, or one of us gets stuck here. It is very quiet here at least, so I was able to get a much-needed 6-hour nap today.
This afternoon, I walked around the Plaza de Armas, which is by far the nicest of any city I've been to so far. There was a fire rescue going on, and the entire Plaza was packed with people, as is the case with every city I've seen in Latin America.
Morad and I found a much nicer hostel (at least we hope) for about $.50 more than the one we're currently at, so we'll be moving there tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to see a few sights tomorrow, even though it will be Sunday.
I know this was a short entry, but I think this has been the most relaxing day I've had so far on my trip. So how do you like this blog? Are you able to keep up with it, or is it too long-winded? Is there more you want to know about life on the road? I think everything is going fine for me so far, but maybe I'll make a few changes in the future. Please give me feedback by commenting in this blog.
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