Hostal Villa Sillar
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... a yellow fever certificate and proof that I've paid to enter Argentina. I don't mind carrying these
Wait. Liam Neeson's beating the **** ...
We passed the rest of the afternoon in the hostel (except when we popped out for a delicious two-course Chinese meal that cost us just £1.50 each) and in the evening made our way back to the bus station. The last Peruvian bus we'd been on was probably the best of our whole trip. In contrast, the one we got on today was easily the worst. It was cramped, smelly and late. It was going to be a long 10 hours!
... turned out to be super mediocre, but it was nice to have the TV room to ourselves and not have to do anything so exhausting as talking to anybody.
Next day after a decent sleep we were back to our normal selves and looking forward to actually seeing some of this city we'd traveled so far to see! Ruth convinced Tom to pay the not actually that ludicrous museum entrance to see Juanita the Ice ...
We are now in Arequipa, after a night bus from Cusco. We are now a dab hand at these night buses, and you can normally get a couple of hours sleep at a time on them, but they leave you feeling knackered because it's broken sleep. The usual shebang is a seat that reclines a bit, maybe a blanket if you are lucky, the very occasional meal consisting of snacks and normally the foul stench of the toilets. This night bus was a bit more fancy, it had a hostess who served us a hot ...
... wealthy and thriving in the 1800's with the wool and textile trade. Today, as with all Peruvian towns, it has exploded, now sprawling with the building of shanty towns. Its population is now almost a million and is a thriving tourist hub, provincial capital and UNESCO World Heritage site. Arequipa's central plaza has the cathedral as its focal point and if you peek between the spires, the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet