Travel Blogs from Arequipa, Peru

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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 ...

Another World, Salar de Uyuni, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Ica, Peru travel blog

Another World

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... , riding the thermals all the way to dead dog dinner. Spent the last couple of days back in the heat, near the coast of Peru, in the desert. Ica, it could've been the Middle East. Huge steep dunes, surrounding an oasis town. Beach buggying and ...

Between Desert And Mountains, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Between Desert And Mountains

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... fell asleep in a hammock. When she woke we headed to the Plaza Des Armes, watched over by a sillar cathedral.  Arequipa is known as the white city because many of its stately buildings are formed from this bleached volcanic stone.  We also ...

Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... I felt after my 3 hour hike up the mountain! We had the best tasting breakfast ever that morning!! On the way back to Arequipa we stopped at fantastic hot springs heated by volcanic activity to soothe our aching legs.... surely Machu Pichu couldn´t be as ...

Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Arequipa in our entry from Lima, Peru entitled 'Darkest Peru'. Cheers, K & ...

Into Peru, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Into Peru

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... Arica and Chile for Peru on wednesday. We crossed the border by cab which brought us to a bus station in Peru where we had to board the bus to Arequipa, our final destination. The bus station was the most chaotic we had seen yet. Most of the floorspace ...

Passing Through, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Passing Through

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Just a quick stop in Arequipa after the Colca Canyon Tour before our night bus zooms us through the night to Nasca and the Nasca lines. We joined with Melanie from London for trip an it turns out our tour in Nasca.  - ...

How To Become A Nun, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

How To Become A Nun

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... again 10 mins later - weird! The morning was clear and gave us a stunning view of El Misti, which is truly too big to believe! Arequipa is known as "The White City" and we had heard mixed reviews, mostly to be careful of being robbed and that there was a ...

The Ice Princess, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

The Ice Princess

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... Ice Princess herself, but all her clothes and sacrifices from her grave.  Her clothing was painstakingly removed by a group of Arequipa scientists who only worked at night to better preserve the body.  It was cleaned and is now visible ...

Cuzco - Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Cuzco - Arequipa

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... to travel by bus in these countries (Peru, Bolivia, Indonesia etc) is our justification for flying. Either way we flew to Arequipa, Peru's second city, after being delayed a few hours. the concept of time and punctuality is weak in South America and if ...

Juanita in the freezer, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Juanita in the freezer

A travel blog entry by camille

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After Colca Canyon, we spent one more day in Arequipa to suss out Juanita, the frozen Inca sacrifice found at the top of Ampato volcano. Juanita Definitely one of the most interesting things I´ve seen so far, especially in the way of dead people. ...

Arequipa and more trekking in Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and more trekking in Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... of Pisco sours but using the fruit from the cactus instead of lemon) and the volcanic hot springs.  We then headed back to Arequipa for a brief rest and a stopover before working our way north. ...

Chilling in Cusco, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Chilling in Cusco

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... made shutting my bag a tough task. I'm going to have to throw away some useless stuff. Planning on spending a week here in Arequipa. Just deciding what tour to do to visit the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. Might also cycle down a ...

Teary Byes and on to Arequipa!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Teary Byes and on to Arequipa!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... glow of the mountains with white snow on top and abit of green thrown into the mix as well! The sunset as we approached Arequipa set off the pinkiest colour on the mountains as well...I should get a job describing things! NOT! We arrived and bagged ...

Convent by Candlelight (A Dennis Post), Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Convent by Candlelight (A Dennis Post)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... off the spit, which was delicious. The highlight of the day was saved for the evening, though. The centerpiece of Arequipa’s collection of old buildings is the Monastery of Santa Catalina, an enormous convent that encompasses five acres of the ...

Skyscrapers and earthquakers, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Skyscrapers and earthquakers

A travel blog entry by rich_mcg

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After returning back to Paco land from Colca Canyon, we were all chomping at the bit for another high altitude hit, but first off some hardcore partying had to get in the way. What a shame. The 15th August is the Arequipe-n equivalent of St. ...

Colca Canyon Tour, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Tour

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... 5000 metres. It was absolutely freezing. Also saw a massive herd of alpaca and llama's amongst some stunning scenery. Got back to Arequipa and had dinner with the group at a Turkish kebab restaurant. Spent the last two days just hanging out with the ...

In arequipa -- i left houston at 3:30pm ..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

In arequipa -- i left houston at 3:30pm ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... 7 hours of my life. Kevin arrived right on time, and we set out to get our plane tickets to Arequipa, which is located in southern Peru, about 100 miles from the Chilean border. To make a long story short, buying a ticket on these domestic airlines ...

There are some things that we have in the ..., Arequipa, Peru travel blog

There are some things that we have in the ...

A travel blog entry by jonboy

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... out that they have unbelievable tours of the Amazon Jungle in northern Bolivia. So tonight we made our plans. We will fly out of Arequipa tomorrow afternoon to a town called Puno, then take a 5 hour busride (in a charter bus on paved roads) to La PAz. ...

Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca

A travel blog entry by barry_and_vicki

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Peru - Lima and the South Coast Tour. WE ARE IN PERU AND TOURING THE COAST SOUTH OF LIMA. WE WENT TO A PLACE CALLED PARACAS WHERE THE ATACAMA DESERT MEETS THE PACIFIC OCEAN. THEY HAVEN'T HAD MORE THAN A FEW DROPS OF RAIN HERE FOR YEARS AND THERE IS NO ...

Finally out and about again!, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Finally out and about again!

A travel blog entry by lydiafaye

Finally feeling like myself today and made it out to the Plaza for lunch and more shopping! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am sad not to be in my kitchen making delicious apple pie :( but it gives me something to look forward to when I ...

Peru Poo, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Peru Poo

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... ".So she was left in bed recuperating and off the remaining 4 of us went with our guide Betty to see the city sights of Arequipa.First stop was their pride and joy - the Santa Catalina de Siena Convent, built in the 16th century by the Spanish to house ...

Cute furry animals!, Colca Canyon Region, Peru travel blog

Cute furry animals!

A travel blog entry by frankandamanda

We all draggeg ourselves on a bus this morning for the drive the Colca canyon. A river runs down throught centre of Arequipa and as a result there are some green spaces. Outside of the city there are shantytwons. The closer you get the the city the more ...

Chilly Sunday in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Chilly Sunday in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by gypsyslice

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... the buildings, etc. Almost immediately we crossed the Puente Grau over the Río Chili and headed into the suburbs (countryside) of Arequipa. We visited a couple of cute little towns with their own cute little plazas...I swear, I could live in each of ...

Bed Bug Bonanza, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Bed Bug Bonanza

A travel blog entry by somasized

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... have gathered evidence to tell her story pretty well. In 1995 an archaeologist named Johan Reinhardt was climbing Mount Ampato, outside of Arequipa, Peru, when he and his team stumbled upon the body of a 500-year-old Incan girl lying in the ice. A ...

Condors in mighty flight, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Condors in mighty flight

A travel blog entry by beritmette

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... flot fugl men det er nu noget secielt naar en stor (10-12kg) fugl svaever rundt paa opstroemme saa let som ingenting. Tilbage i Arequipa brugte vi en dag paa at besoege isprinsessen, der er en inka mumie bevaeret af isen i bjergene og et af deres ...

Trekking Tarvits Deep In The Canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Trekking Tarvits Deep In The Canyon

A travel blog entry by bilinga

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... and we were determined to find out just how deep it goes. On a three day hike from Cashapampa, about five hours from Arequipa, we descended into the canyon to spend a few nights with local families. The scenery was spectacular, particularly in the lower ...

Die weisse Stadt Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Die weisse Stadt Arequipa

A travel blog entry by tobikaroperu

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... es uns an unseren Ausflug nach Cajamarca erinnert, weil auch hier die andine Bevoelkerung lebt, in ihren Trachten.. allerdings ist Arequipa natuerlich sehr viel groesser und deutlich touristischer. Kulinarisch ist es ein wahres El Dorado, wir haben unter ...

Arequipa and colca canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and colca canyon

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... canyon (the second deepest canyon in the world, beaten only by cotahuasi canyon down the road which is a few metres deeper). Arequipa is also at a fairly high altitude so was a good place to acclimatise before heading onwards to cusco and Macchu ...

Arequipa, the first tastw of Peru, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Arequipa, the first tastw of Peru

A travel blog entry by meganmacnab

... was declined... Not the best news, but will still make the best of my time here. We arrive in Arequipa, which is a very dry, almost white city. It is Peru's second biggest city.  We met our local guide Freddy, which is his name on his passport by the ...

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