I got the opportunity when I went to Barranco a district in Peru, to visit the MATE Mario Testino Photography Museum. Everyone who visits Barranco must visit this place! It is filled with Mario Testino’s finest photography, and worth the time to see him most profound photography. Mario Testino is a world renowned photographer who was born in Peru. As a lover of taking photos of people, I was in awe of how he captures known people for their true selves and capturing their essence with poise and honesty. He even photographed for Princess Diana. He photographed her intimately, and very personally.
The Arequipa Tour
I got a chance to go on a day tour to by myself. I was a bit skeptical of going by myself to the outskirts of town on a tour bus. To my luck, it was filled with wonderful moments to see how groups of people from different parts of the country and continent interact when they least expect it.
Adventures in Downtown Arequipa
Arequipa surprised me. It felt like a small town. They have a rich culture, made up of Architecture from the Spaniards. I spent time in downtown Arequipa, with my two friends from Arequipa. I spent a wonderful time leaning the differences that the culture of the Arequipena’s had to offer. They are very warm people and welcoming. They have rich art and music and thrive on their history which makes them who they are. When many tourists from around the world come, they relish in this almost bohemian environment and beautiful landscape scenery.