Arequipa and Canon Del Colca

9 Apr

First of all I should really apologise for no posts recently. You see the next location for both me and John ended up being the hospital for a week. Believe me when I say food poisoning is nothing to joke about. Anyways, we are both now healthy and  strong and ready for more adventures. However, due to being ill for so long our next challenge was eating a full portion of spaghetti bolognese rather than the Inca Trail (gutted). So we stayed longer in Arequipa, which is such a beautiful city and such an contrast to Nasca.

After only 1 full day of recovering we were very eager to do something fun so we decided to trek the Colca Canyon, one of the worlds deepest at 3191m. It was one of the craziest and hardest thing I have ever done. Including 7 hours trekking on the first day uphill and downhill and did I mention it was very steep!

When we finally arrived at the “Oasis”, where we were staying, we all jumped in the pool to cool down. We then stayed here, sleeping in some small huts without electricity (made me realise how much we relay on electricity), but sleeping between all the mountains was pretty amazing. Next day brought new challenges as we had to trek for 3 hours constantly uphill (believe me when I say not for people who are scared of heights), but it was also so much fun. When you reach the top the sense of achievement feels amazing while looking over the most beautiful views… breath-taking. I should also mention the Condors are biggest birds I have ever seen and also very beautiful. A less fun experience was being a meter from a long scary snake, which was staring right at me! Luckily no-one was harmed (apparently they are not poisonous over here).

8 Responses to “Arequipa and Canon Del Colca”

  1. Claire April 10, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    looks amazing, mega jealous…..big fat lols has joh got his derby shirt on? xx

    • Kat Breivik April 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      haha, yer he keeps on asking all the Peruvians if they have heard of this amazing team called Derby:)

  2. Louise April 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    I knew something was wrong with you not updating! glad you two are ok and back on it:) condors are my favourite animal at chester zoo! hahaha xxx

    • Kat Breivik April 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Yes everyone keeps on saying that, you normally know when somethings up with me anyways:P yu know like twins feel each otherpains:) Yes the Condors are amazing, cant believe you have them in ChesterZoo!:) x x x

  3. Brandonator April 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Looking lika Pimp John x

  4. BESTE April 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Hi !!!
    It’s good to see you back on the web, I was accustomed to your daily blog. You had me worried, not being able to follow your journey for two weeks. ( I’m happy John did not
    feed you to the alligators.)(Referring to your joke.)
    Say hello to John.
    I wish you both a healthy continuation.
    I will be following your odyssey.
    Love from BESTE !

    • Kat Breivik April 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      Hi Beste!

      Yes we are all good now, all back to normal. I am very glad that John did not feed me to the aligators too, hehe, we actually saw some cayman yesterday but luckely they were not big enough to eat me:) hehe. We are back on track now so will start to update properly again. I will also try to call back home (england) when your there so we can have a catch up. John sends his regards,

      Lots of love Kathrine!

  5. Ellie April 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Kat bat your pics are amazing, sorry to hear you have been poorly 🙁 glad you and Jon are having fun! Love you lots xxx

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