I arrived in Arequipa in time to watch the sunset over the sillar buildings and snow-capped mountains. Standing at the foot of El Misti Volcano, Arequipa is an attractive city with charming colonial buildings and churches. I celebrated American Independence Day at the Wild Rover Bar, which served free shots to Americans all night! Sightseeing highlights were Mummy Juanita at the Museo Santuarios Andinos, the Santa Catalina Convent, and the San Camilo Market. Arequipa is my second favorite city in Peru, second only to Cuzco.