As an Australian it is quite a novelty to travel to cities that were build hundreds of years ago. We just don´t have anything like it in Australia. When Dean and I arrived in Barcelona we discovered it had been a city since Roman times. We learned that an ancient roman city named Barcino (pronounced Bark-ee-no) lay under the modern city, we knew we had to find it. All we had to do was head over to Museu D’ Historia De Barcelona, pay the entrance fee (€7) and get in the Tardis
After spending a good amount of time in Cusco, and suddenly realising we had almost been in Peru for a month (how did that happen?) we decided to head south to Arequipa.
I didn’t know much about Arequipa, the same is true for the majority of South America, it just felt right that I should go. I knew it was the gateway to the Colca Canyon and home to some of the most impressive mountains and volcanoes in Peru.
Dean and I booked a bus, another overnight bus between Cusco an