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Arequipa - Day 103-104, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - Day 103-104

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... of this picturesque city, just wandered around aimlessly on the cobbled streets. Tomorrow I'll investigate the trekking options around Arequipa at the tour agencies and visit "Monastery Santa Catarina" which is a walled citadel within the city centre. ...

Arequipa - Day 108-109, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - Day 108-109

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... for a great panoramic view of the city and the majestic conical volcanoes which surround the city. The landscape around Arequipa is truly breathtaking. I can totally understand why the Inca's thought this place was sacred and deserved worshiping, even ...

Home Sweet Home ..... sort of, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Home Sweet Home ..... sort of

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... shelves are full of everything that you're not looking for, and NOTHING is ever on time.  In fact Peru's government has recently begun a cultural quest to change the country's endearing attitude toward their constant lateness... which all ...

Arrequipa, Arrequipa, Peru travel blog

Arrequipa

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Monday April 25th 2005 Paid a proper price for the bus to Arrequipá - 15 Soles, and again go through the desolate streets of Juliaca, though at the same time realising Id left my batterys, charger and sunscreeen in our hotel. Returned to the same ...

Delhi Belly? What about Jelly Belly?, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Delhi Belly? What about Jelly Belly?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... ), so pointing at the book we recalled where we were staying and the taxi driver took us straight there. We have come to Arequipa, partly because it is apparently one of the most beautiful cities in South America (Peru’s second city) but mostly to ...

Long Distance Travel, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Long Distance Travel

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... written anywhere that says I will never come back and see them again. Sometimes things just dont happen. Well, now I am in Arequipa, another night bus later, although this was real luxury class, we basically had beds! I still didnt sleep a whole ...

Fun and celebrations in Arequipa!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Fun and celebrations in Arequipa!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... bus travel. Fortunately half a sleeping tablet goes a long way and we sleep pretty well these days. A necessary evil I think. Arrived in Arequipa at about 6am and found out about a cheapish hotel ´Hostal Santa Luisa´ at the terminal for 35 soles inc ...

Condors - Canyon de Colca, Canyon de Colca, Peru travel blog

Condors - Canyon de Colca

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Condors - Canyon de ...

Volcanoes and nuns, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Volcanoes and nuns

A travel blog entry by vicki

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Coca Leaves, Colca Canyon and Condors, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Coca Leaves, Colca Canyon and Condors

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... of my trip so far. I am now in Cusco and ready to see the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. I spend three days in Arequipa. After an 8 hour over night bus journey from Nazca the first day I wondered around this colonial town and visiting some of the ...

Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... we hung around Cusco for a day or two resting our feet and doing very little before catching an overnight bus to Arequipa. Arequipa is debatably Peru's second city (Trujillo in the north also makes the claim) and is known as the white city because all the ...

Family Atmosphere, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Family Atmosphere

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... . We had our own room with a view of the mountains, Chachani and Pichu Pichu the extinct volcano El Misti that surround Arequipa. One of the fantastic things about being in a family residence was that we could get our clothes washed! It was fantastic ...

Convent, Colca Canyon and Condors, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Convent, Colca Canyon and Condors

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... one of our prized tubes of Burt's Bees lip balm were left behind as party favors... Bound to happen eventually... We enjoyed Arequipa a lot, though we were feeling a little lazy and spent a fair amount of time there just walking around and regrouping. ...

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... Andalucia in Spain. The Convent was definitely our highlight here, with it's tiny squares, narrow passages, and quaint colonial architecture. Arequipa is where we will say good bye to mild nights and low altitude living for several weeks, as we next ...

Condors spotting., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Condors spotting.

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . OMG, what an impressive sight. Plus, some pictures from the increadibly girly monastery in St. Cathalina in Arequipa.  *** WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! Support my ...

Peru, so far, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Peru, so far

A travel blog entry by jose

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... have seen a whole lot of desert in South America, and most of the Africa we saw was beautiful and green. That said, Arequipa is the nicest city I think we have visited yet. Fantastic restaurants (that our waists and our budgets wish we were avoiding) ...

condors of the Colca Canyon..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

condors of the Colca Canyon...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... new homes of people from neighboring cities, maybe Lima or Puno...where people couldn't find jobs or support families.   Since Arequipa is the most rapidly expanding city in the region, people are drawn here by hope, and if they pick a plot of ...

Pretty Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Pretty Arequipa

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... 10 From Puno we left the lake area and traveled north west through Juliaca to get to our end destination for the day, Arequipa. It rained intermittently but we had a great ride through the mountains, slowly reducing in altitude, which made us all happy. ...

Encounters with a shamen, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Encounters with a shamen

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... the afternoon we just wandered around and had a most glorious piece of chocolate cake in one of the 'Chocolaterias' that are dotted around Arequipa. 6pm came round at we met Raul and he took us back to his abode tucked in down some little side street. ...

Memories of Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Memories of Arequipa

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... We were not at all surprised when the rain started, as if to gently wash away our tears. Twenty five years ago Arequipa presented a decidedly quiet and genteel demeanour, but today this reserve has been superseded by the nervous energy and activity of ...

Condors and Colca, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Condors and Colca

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... . So armed with some food, warm clothing and books we settled down into our 'beds'. The bus only travels overnight because Arequipa bus terminal is regarded as unsafe during the night – nobody is allowed in to collect arriving passengers until 0600. ...

Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Santa Catalina

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... of sillar in the middle of a grand city.  Sillar is a porous stone made from volcanic rock and it covers old town Arequipa, making it look like a glowing white city.  Sort of.  I think it mostly just looks like a city.  But there is a ...

Leaving Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Leaving Arequipa

A travel blog entry by mrjoey

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... , but also happens to be located in an earthquake prone area has now been my home for the last 4 months. They say Arequipa experiences tremors nearly everyday and the fact the last serious earthquake which reached 6.9 on the richter scale a couple years ...

Juanita the frozen ice maiden, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Juanita the frozen ice maiden

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... gods; these included statues and food items. A couple of days later, the body and the objects were taken to Arequipa. The body caused a sensation in the scientific world due to its well-preserved condition. Anthropologists and historians have deduced that ...

Arequipa, Peru 5th Jan - 7th Jan, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa, Peru 5th Jan - 7th Jan

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... on. Meals, blankets & pillows with big leather & gel pad seats that go all the way back. Great!    We got to Arequipa and checked into our hotel, then head out for the day to explore. As we were walking around we bumped into Jane so ...

The Land That The Moon Left Behind!!!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The Land That The Moon Left Behind!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hi all, After a very bumpy overnight coach journey from Huacachina we arrived in Arequipa. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru and lies in the Andes mountains, at an altitude of 2,380 meters (7,800 feet) above sea level; the snow-capped volcano El ...

Overnight Bus Nazca to Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Overnight Bus Nazca to Arequipa

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... so negative that I´m considering bypassing a two day trip to the Colca Canyon with the group and staying those extra two nights in Arequipa... but yet to decide. I don´t really want to miss out on anything, but at the same time, I´m craving my space ...

time out for gratitude...., On the road from Puno to Arequipa, Peru travel blog

time out for gratitude....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Rattling through the Altiplano in this loosely connected bus.  My IPOD is barely overtaking the volume of the shaking window but once again, I'm blissfully entertained by the magnificent scenery of the Andes, the fields of llamas and alpacas grazing ...

Tomlinsons Reunited, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Tomlinsons Reunited

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

Historical Feminism in Peru, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Historical Feminism in Peru

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... this may or may not have been a step forward for Peruvian women. Within a few years the Spanish had constructed a nunnery in Arequipa that covered two square blocks. Girls were dropped off at age 12 and would likely not depart the nunnery for the rest ...

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