Travel Blogs from Arequipa, Peru

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The White City, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The White City

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... the table, as it gets left out in the rain and also the paddles without any rubber or grip on them. The Plaza de Armas in Arequipa was about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the hostel, which we found without too much trouble.  We stopped by in a chifa ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Ahhh...just wrote a blog about Arequipa and lost it......ahhh - so all you get are photos and a little bit.  Josie and I flew from Lima to Arequipa - were met by a guy holding a card with my name on it.  Wow - this is easy. Beautiful city ...

Colca Canyon - Day 3, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - Day 3

A travel blog entry by florby

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... quickly. Next was a quick stop to take pictures of a herd of alpacas. Went back to our favorite restaurant at plaza de Armas once we arrived for the 11 soles menu. Then headed back to the hostel to pack our bags for our night bus to Cuzco Arequipa, ...

Rest and relaxation in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Rest and relaxation in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... . I'm pleased to have satisfied that craving, I grab a small Cusquena beer as well. Before I head back to the hostel, I enjoy Arequipa at night, stunning architecture, just like in     Quito. Miles walked 0.57 Temp 22 C 71 F Day 19 ...

Convents, Condors and Canyons..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Convents, Condors and Canyons...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... mule.  Turn.  Fucking turn...' Just hours from the colca calley lies the splendid white city of arequipa.  In all directions, volcanoes surround Arequipa, two dormant and one intimidatingly active, their past eruptions literally laying ...

Arequipa and final thoughts on Peru, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and final thoughts on Peru

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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We Said: A stunning bus ride out of Bolivia through the altiplano (high altitude plains) of southern Peru took us to the charming colonial town of Arequipa. It is known as the "White City" since so many older buildings in the center are built of silar, ...

Colonial city, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colonial city

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... of the museum and trawl alongside several travel agents who offer trips to Colca cañon, Chivas, and the touristy towns surrounding Arequipa. After listening to the patter we are entirely put off the possibility of a two-day tour, and decide to leave for ...

Gradual ascent towards the heavens, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Gradual ascent towards the heavens

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... image of their patron saint. It was a brilliant representation of Peruvian culture, and will be the one overwhelming image I retain from Arequipa. As far as the affect of the altitude is concerned, (since Arequipa is at about 2500 m above sea level), ...

Mummies, Canyons, and Condors in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Mummies, Canyons, and Condors in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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A ten hour bus ride took me from Cusco to Arequipa, Peru. If you are taller than 5 feet, I highly recommend not taking such a long bus ride with Cromotex. This was by far the most uncomfortable bus ride I have been on during the whole trip. There was ...

The deepest canyon in the world...SMASH!!!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The deepest canyon in the world...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... complete with the obligatory church, fountain and strangely enough an Irish bar.  At 1pm we started our 4-5 hour journey back to Arequipa.  The journey was far worse than it had been on the way here – the rude French couple who were sat ...

Flight of the Condor, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condor

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... filmed here in the 80s, by David Attenborough, Flight of the Condor There are a load of organised magical tours on offer in Arequipa, but we decided we could do it much cheaper and easier by ourselves. Plus hiking up and down the canyon at 3AM in the ...

Fancy Mr Fish?, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Fancy Mr Fish?

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... our bellys - not the most comforting thing when you're hungover either.  There was so many amazing people I met in Arequipa: Jin, a girl from Germany that was studying education in Arequipa while working at the point. One of the most stressful things ...

A canyon, a condor, a convent, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

A canyon, a condor, a convent

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... our arrangements, we strolled down to the beautiful Plaza de Armas and on to the Museum Santuarios Andinos. Arequipa is the commercial capital of southern Peru, but despite its size it´s a charming place in a stunning setting. Fine colonial buildings ...

Arequipa - White City, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - White City

A travel blog entry by florby

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... was backlight before). We really liked the place. The church lights lit up and brought the night scene to life. Had a simple 6soles menu for dinner. Grabbed bottled water for our hike and headed back to rest. Gotta get up at 2.30am tml. Arequipa, ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... Tacna, a city just north of the border. Appear to have booked myself a nice hotel in Arrequipa, for a reasonable price - Peru should be cheaper than Chile, and board the surprisingly good bus to Arrequipa. Try out Inka Cola - gold coloured ...

Merry Christmas, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After doing the Nazca lines, Tim and I made our way south to Arequipa, Peru's 2nd largest city. We arrived off a night bus early in the morning and feeling somewhat rested from the 10 hour trip, we headed off to explore downtown after checking into the ...

Up, up and up, Colca Canyon to Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Up, up and up

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... . We buy a fresh round of cheese and bread which is nice albeit it destroys all our hard work this morning! We arrive back in Arequipa at about 4pm and get a shower at our hostel and use the internet and dinner before getting a taxi to the bus ...

Flight of the Condors, Arequipa and The Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I'm back in Arequipa, a city I know rather well from my previous travels.  And the only thing I can think about is how much a condor might taste like a turkey.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving back in the USA and I want a proper meal complete with ...

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away......., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away.......

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... stone? Memory cards full and necks hurting from staring at the sky above, we hopped back on the truck and made our way to Arequipa. A town of..... you guessed it, big square in the middle, church on one side, government buildings on the other. For me, ...

No hablo español, dammit!, Lima and Arequipa, Peru travel blog

No hablo español, dammit!

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... took 15 hours - the 1,011km south where we managed to find a great hostel in the middle of town. Arequipa is much more what I was expecting Peru to be: a lovely central square with impressive Spanish architecture, friendly locals and nice cafes all set ...

5th anniversary AND 8 months together constantly.., Arequipa to Chivay, Peru travel blog

5th anniversary AND 8 months together constantly..

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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......and we are still talking to each other! Up earlyish for our trip booked through Miguel for 3 days to the canyon. Today we get a tourist bus to Chivay a town towards the canyon. Have a number of stops on the way to get pics of the volcanoes, ...

The white city!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The white city!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... of the tour the girl took us on the roof of the church to see the stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes and Arequipa town. Lowlights Disgusting dinner Sometimes having the cheaper set menu pays off and you get delicious soup, maybe a salad, a main ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Peruvian flava., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Peruvian flava.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So we left Arica and Chile behind us and took a taxi to the border and passed smoothly into Peru. We arrived in Arequipa 8 hours later and were faced with hundreds of tourists! Not what we were expecting, with its courtyard and cobbled streets it felt ...

In Search of the Lost City, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

In Search of the Lost City

A travel blog entry by mrjoey

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... Hiram Bingham´s awe inspiring story of when he discovered the citadel in the clouds. Because now I find myself teaching English in Arequipa. Backtracking to La Paz, Bolivia. Abandoned by Fabien, I set off solo out of the bowl, to start the ascent ...

A nice surprise in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

A nice surprise in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... falling on top of Kevin as I got in! We then went completely around the houses getting to the bus station.  We had a central Arequipa map and I watched in dismay as we kept driving off the map, back on the map and then anytime we looked to be going ...

The Soar of the Condor, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

The Soar of the Condor

A travel blog entry by irax

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... and from a good blend of countries, Ozzys, Germans, Irish, English, Israelis, Peruvians. The day started by driving all round Arequipa picking people up, it'd have been so much easier and quicker to get everyone to meet at one central place, at least I ...

Change of route for safeties sake, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Change of route for safeties sake

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Well folks after much deliberation and researching the news and asking the locals what the current situation is in ¨Bolivia¨, we have decided to divert our route into Chile and go and see the ¨Salar de Uyuni¨ (Salt Plains) from the Chilean side of ...

Volcanoes and Condors, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Volcanoes and Condors

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... gone and a pedalo sufficed (and was probably more fun!) The next day we jumped on a bus for a loooong journey to Arequipa in Peru. Of course with lots of faffing about at the border (thanks, random Brazilians!) we missed our connecting bus and arrived ...

Back to Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Back to Arequipa

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... what I love to do. We drove for 6 hours back to Arequipa. A long, hard day, it is good to be back in Arequipa. Last night, a HUGE surprise... Gabrielle was at the exact same hotel as me in the Colca Canyon. Unfortunately, I had to leave so didn´t ...

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