Hotel Casona Solar
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Well we are now in Arequipa also known as the white city after a very long bus ride from Nasca. It was suppose to take us 10 hours but it took an additional 40 minutes to reach our destination. We arrived at the bus depot forty minutes after midnight and starting looking for our guide. He was not at the door in which the bus dropped us off at and …
... speak about this one, but it is so dear to my heart. There are so many sad beggars on the streets. I mean really, really sad, handicapped, poor and hungry people. One very old man looked me in the eyes today and told me that he was so hungry. It was so easy to buy him a hamburger meal. He looked at me and told me that it was the first food he had eaten in 3 days. He was so dirty and lonely looking. We are all so ...
... again soon enough, plus there was a guy taking forever in the one and only bathroom. After check out we went to buy bus tickets to Cusco for that night, 8:30pm and then wandered into town. We wanted to go back to the museum to see the frozen girl, Juanita. Juanita was a human sacrifice found at the top of Ampatu volcano by a researcher. He was only able to climb to the sumitro because a nearby volcano was erupting and it melted the snow on Ampatu. The girl was ...
... off the day packing down tents (they were staying overnight at the canyon and getting picked up en route to Cusco). We spent the majority of the day in a coffee shop (starbucks) just off the main plaza organising photos and kick-starting this blog.
Up at 4.30am to hit the road to Cusco. It was a long drive day but as the majority of the group were being picked up en route we were able to spend several hours laid out in ...
... to mirror the European aesthetic trends of the time. However since most of the stonemasons and builders were of mixed Andean and Spanish descent they left their mark on the constructions by sculpting intricate Inca style carvings into the walls, creating a remarkable fusion of styles. The main square, Plaza de Armas, is beautifully laid out with a large, tree filled pedestrianized centre. The peripheries are lined with great white arches and terraced restaurants and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casona Solar Arequipa
Awesome huge room which resembles something we would see in Old Montreal or in France if it were smaller. It seems that the stone walls are over a meter thick, like some old fortress.
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