El Roble Hostel

San Juan de Dios 308 , Arequipa, Peru | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by kerriegee


... of the snow were perfectly preserved. The last room we went into housed Juanita, named after the explorer who found her and the 3 statues she was buried with. One was the sun god, the sea god and the moon god. Vick and I found it really interesting but also a little sad. This poor girl thought she was giving her life to join the gods, instead he body is kept in a freezer for tourists to gawk at. Due to the snow she is incredibly well preserved, skin, finger nails and ...

Raw fish and citrus fruit...Gill-ty!!!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... to call time on the party. Slaves and servants were freed, while the nuns were required to play by the rules, or move on. Today, around 30 nuns remain in the northern area of the monastery, which at it's peak housed up to 500 (plus guests).

Despite missing our opportunity to drive to Canon del Colca as a quartet, when Legs and Lungs departed for Cuzco, Beard and Blonde made the 4-hour bus ride North to the hills, valleys and greenery of the Colca Canyon.

Seeing Arequipa

A travel blog entry by mlhampton


We woke up on the bus to the blaring spanish of the cartoon of the tortoise and the hare! Why they decided to play it at 7.30 I dont know, and to top it off, we tried to get back to sleep and the bus started to play bingo! It was so surreal, I was dozing, and I could just hear spanish letters and numbers being read out... and then somebody won, and had to speak in a microphone - it was seriously bizarre. Our hostel (Wild Rovers) was a short taxi ride away from the bus ...

The white city

A travel blog entry by minicooper


... I'm hoping my accommodation will be something *quite* similar in Cuzco! Nikki - it's great to hear from you! Glad you've enjoyed the read so far :-) I'm having such a good time and lots of new experiences so far! I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to stay here in Peru for another 3 months :-) I'm not sure how to subscribe but Holly and Nic have managed to...maybe they can give you some pointers...? Hope all is good with you in the North East! Lots of Peruvian love ...

Arequipa and the city within a city

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... nun they were expected to live. The more money you gave the bigger your 'cell’. They only bathed 5 times a year and then it was fully clothed as they were not allowed to see themselves naked. There was no mixing with the outside and any visits from family had to be done through a double grill. They even had dolls of Jesus that they would dress up and pretend were real which seemed a little sad.

Fallen women also stayed here although ...


This hostel, located on San Juan de Dios 308 , Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, Casa del Moral, and La Iberica Chocolate Shop.
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