El Gringo Hostal

Avenida Las Palmeras 518, Ayacucho, Peru | Hostel

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Wari Ruins

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear


... that marks the battle between the Peruvians and the Spanish.

This area was also the sight of a bloody civil war that killed 70,000. This area was closed to tourist for about 2 decades, from the 1980's

Then a tourist shop. They do great pottery here.

Finally back to the town, about 15:00.

Dinner of pizza, before catching the 20:00 bus to the next fun city.


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


Well, the bus arrived almost on time but was fuggy as hell as they refuse to ventilate the bus and passengers complain if you try and open a window, which of course, I did. The road was bumpy and curvy so I needed it. Did drop off a couple of times but my knee was killing so had to pop a painkiller in the dark.

The 5.45 arrival in the dark was, at least, at a bus station. It soon ...

The White City

A travel blog entry by shannen.luke


... to catch yet another parade! We had planned on doing a lot of activities in Arequipa but once we looked into it we realized river running was extremely expensive and the tours to Colca Canyon were 2-3 days long (unless you wanted to do a 1 day tour and spend the majority of the day driving)! So we decided to flag it and wandered the city instead. From the street the city looked old and dirty and because all the ...

Turistas on the Go... and At Rest

A travel blog entry by kimb3r


... once again I wonder where the rest of his herd might be. The bikes are unloaded from the car while I test out my capacity to breathe at this altitude. I can definitely attest that the air up here is indeed "thin". I bundle up as it's darned cold at 4,800 meters above sea level and equip myself with protective gear. Before we set off the guard points to an active volcano off in the distance. Smoke is rising from its peak. This volcano is normally "sleeping" so this is a rare ...

Reviewing Shoe Shopping and Other Fun Peru Stuff

A travel blog entry by connieeasley


... eye candy". Girls in a shoe store with thousands of shoes? Really? Even little orphans have the "shoe gene". And it is cramped. Like hundreds of people in there, plus our big crew, stuffed into passage ways about 4 feet wide. Great!

Everyone is hyper, grabby, and I'm more nervous about losing a kid than anything. Fortunately, we didn't lose her until right at the end. And only for about 10 minutes. Peruvians don't even ...


This hostel, located on Avenida Las Palmeras 518, Ayacucho, is near La Compañia and cloisters, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, Casa del Moral, and Carlos Zarate Adventures.
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