Photo Diary: Acclimatizing in Arequipa

Our main purpose for spending two nights in Peru’s second-biggest city was to get acclimatized for the high-altitude passes en route to nearby Colca Canyon, but we quickly found the “White City” of Arequipa is worth spending some time lingering in and admiring the city’s namesake cool white volcanic stone buildings — as well as the warm red walls of the Santa Catalina Monastery — the dry summery air, and the much quieter strains of everyday life without the blaring traffic horns and gunmetal gray skies of Lima.

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