In Lima I met up with my good friend Charlie McGrail, who I will be traveling with for the next two months. From the capital we took an 18 hour bus ride down the coast to the city of Arequipa. The city sprawls across the base of El Misti - a 19,000 foot volcano.  Arequipa's elevation is over 7,000 feet, and with nearly a million inhabitants it is the second biggest city in Peru. This collection of photographs was shot from our bus, the base of Misti, and our hostel's roof. Tomorrow we head to Colca Canyon for a week of hiking. Colca is twice as deep as the grand canyon and is the second deepest canyon in the world.