Arequipa Peru is a beautiful city. But. We arrived at 6am. Our overnight bus from Cuzco was comfortable but the driver channeled Ayrton Senna all the way down the Andes. Let me tell you, staying asleep around hairpin turns at 90mph is just not possible. This princess is not good on no sleep. I was fit to be tied – and my kids weren’t helping. Thankfully pigeons on the plaza can be just as attractive to a grumpy teen (with a backpack!) as a much younger child. It was hard not to smile at their exuberance, watching them made the day seem better already.
Ugh. As much as I love traveling, lack of sleep and early mornings can really drag me under too. You’re right – it’s best if you just let the kids entertain themselves at these moments.