South America | Peru | Southern Peru | Arequipa – Bueno Poncho

South America | Peru | Southern Peru | Arequipa – Bueno Poncho

happy new year…bon anne…feliz nuevo anos…and the newly invented one by jb n me is bon poncho…well new years eve was awesome… was at a bar overlooking the plaza des armas with jb(who i met in nazca) and well we just went out for a celebratory drink…a few pisco sours and lotsa laughs later we came up with bon poncho not knowing how they actually wish over here!! it was an awesomenight and great start to the new years…laffed so hard until my ribs hurt.. the dude is awesome!!and there were firworks in the square..they actually sell them on the streets… still trying to get to the bottom of why all was yellow tho (no dont have a problem with my eyes!!!) yest/today was tour of chivay-colca canyon…can start to tell you how surreal it felt to actually be in the andes!!!and i saw llamas and alpacas running wild and the scenery changed from desert to mountain scrub and everything was so beautiful..amazing…i mean words arent enough… got goggle eyes coz was so awed!!! got lotsa pics!!! and have developed such a great respect for the inca cultures… theyve terraced these valleys to farm but their irrigation systems are fabulous… no technology…no complicated nonsense…just observation of hpw the world works… they´ve just used the laws of nature to have enough water on their fields… they get the snow melt and channel it down to millions and zillions of fields…so they dont depend on the river at all… the tour was a lot of fun.. the guide would start every sentence with ‘you know guys’ and then he´ll go on to tell a story and theres no stopping him!!! by the end of it i think i could narrate it to u exactly the way he did :)))) got to go to swimming in hot water baths yest… felt so goood coz the mountains were but freezing cold and was great to just sink in 37 degree water and be warm.. and then would get out cool down and get back in..and the views from there with mountains surrounding us and the rivier running in the valley… c´etait parfait… expert in french now coz been talkin to jb so much… am officially his translator(english)… neither of us understand spanish!!! the best bit is he has this way of saying whaaaaat that just cracks u up!!! went folk dancing at night at this lil roadside inn sorta thing… they had a cultural night and then pulled us in was heapsa fun.. totally made a fool of myself!!also amazing about this country was that this lil town in the middle of nowhere really had all the luxury… hot water, electricity,comparably good roads and even freakin internet!!! just had the most brilliant time.. back in the city right now..and well theres some sorta protest/riot thing going on in the square so not risking goin out…trouble with all developing countries eh!! Puno tom… lovin life n signing off deeps

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