Yes, Stay

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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.

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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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