Foresta Hostal

Los Gilgueros 218 Urb. El Carmen, Arequipa, ., Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Zig Zag

A travel blog entry by kirstinf on Jun 16, 2014

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... I keep thinking of Arequipa as a town but in actual fact it's about the same population as Auckland. The city is at the base of El Misti, a volcano that reaches 5822 metres. Many of the city's old and interesting buildings are built of sillar - a pearly white volcanic material. Mim (from my first tour) said when I made it to Arequipa I had to go to a restaurant called Zig Zag. Oh my life- it was amazing! Of course any restaurant that starts with a free Pisco sour has to be ...

Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Trujillo & Mancora

A travel blog entry by franmullineux on May 28, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... with a pyramid similar to a matryoshka doll! It was fascinating to see some of the different layers within the Huaca. That afternoon we visited Chan Chan, which had been a Chimu city dating back to 1300AD. It is believed that the city stretches for more than 20 sq km, and as such is the largest adobe city in the world. Not much remains of it now, due to looting and El Niño, but we toured the Palace of Nik-An, believed to have been used solely as a mausoleum for one ...

Big city, Small town & the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by cherub94 on May 23, 2014

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... course tonnes of alpaca meat. The best thing of this market though, is definitely the tiny stall selling hot chocolate. An elderly woman sits by a small cooker with wheels. On the other side is a small bench where customers sit, as she makes their egg, cheese and avocado sandwiches (also amazing, especially for breakfast). But in this bitter cold, the hot chocolate with cinnamon, (so tastes like Christmas) is the best. Especially as she hands ...

Architectural Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by lizemma10 on Apr 12, 2014

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... unable to catch our breath, before we decended again for a breakfast stop. A bit of a traffic jam as Emma was stopped from exiting the bus due to a llama which was on a lead with a small boy holding him. Another bread roll and jam for breakfast. We drove on for a further hour down a bumpy dirt track, with spectacular mountain, and active volcano views. We came to a stop to watch the condors fly around the mountains. The biggest flying bird on land, they were extremley impressive. We ...

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear on Mar 20, 2014

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At one stage it was only noble woman that could choose to join. They didn't give up the comforts of life. Each cells had a bed (with mattresses), Soft chair, desk, sofa, outside small kitchen with wood stove, and an alter. Quite a luxury for a nun.

There is a big art collection, the highlight is just the mini city that is hidden behind the tall walls.

It was opened to the public in 1970.
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This hostel, located on Los Gilgueros 218 Urb. El Carmen, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Compañia and cloisters, La Iberica Chocolate Shop, and Carlos Zarate Adventures.
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