|María Meza laughs mischievoulsy at a joke about how many times a spicy adobo should make you run tears down your cheek. "Twice," she says. "When it comes in and when it goes out." See slide show.|
You can visit Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the Misti volcano, trek the Colca Canyon, head to the Majes Valley or stroll around the city admiring mansions and temples built and carved out of sillar, the white, volcanic rocklike material used to erect this city. But the ultimate experience, the only thing that will make you immensely happy is enjoy profusely Arequipa’s delicious gastronomy. Follow your bliss.
Text and photos by Jorge Riveros-Cayo