Except the spanish architecture, this town is horrible and polluted at a huge level you can not imagine. People here doesn't smile, doesn't say hello, they just ask for "money". I am used to travel a lot and to be open minded but this was too much. If you can avoid passing in Arequipa, escape. Pollution is so high that you can not see the mountains closed around. I felt like I am diying of suffocation. Can not breath, headache, vomit, stomachache. Horrible ... I could have forgiven the pollution if people had been nice but they are not. Me, has a european, felt racism and heard so many racist expression on myself and friends. All is money here, you, as tourist, are not human anymore, you are a purse. In restaurant, shop, everywhere the services where bad whith unkind people. Here people doesn't smile, doesn't live, doesn't hope, they survive, they accept with passivity this hell where they live. So sad ... I which this people will take conscience, at minima, of the huge pollution they survive in. Fragile people : dont go there. Regards. Y.
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