Foresta Hostal

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

    Arequipa; Pigeons and nuns

    A travel blog entry by wyldhorsez on Nov 20, 2014

    21 photos

    ... then turning in for the night. The next day, refreshed from plentiful amounts of sleep we ventured into the city to explore. In comparison to Cuzco it is a vast metropolis, with a centre made up of colonial spires, arches and columns. The epicentre, as with all South America cities, is the Plaza de Armas, which was walled by the colossal cathedral to one side and double collonaded shops to all other sides.

    Refreshed from an inordinate amount of ...

    Potentially the last sun for a while

    A travel blog entry by mattheeley on Sep 17, 2014

    13 photos

    ... it wasn't possible. So Francis followed up with a detailed email to reassure us this was most likely part of an ongoing campaign to protect both domestic and foreign travellers and that we shouldn't have any problems at immigration. The fact they'd written our details down was most likely to show yo their superiors they were doing there job. It all felt a little "backward", over simple and amateurish to me but Francis was confident it was all above board so I left it ...

    Arequipa ... Monastery & Churches

    A travel blog entry by elainehayes on Sep 06, 2014

    1 comment, 36 photos

    ... once we get home. We also had chicha morada, a soft drink made from purple maize flavoured with spices which was lovely and lucuma ice cream which contains a bright orange local fruit and was far too sweet for me.

    We also visited the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the most important religious building in Peru which was begun in 1579 and housed 200 nuns ...

    Arequipa and Colca Canyon

    A travel blog entry by phillipsquared on Jul 20, 2014

    24 photos

    ... to try a deep fried cheese thing and a passion fruit Pisco sour (a Peruvian alcoholic drink made with Pisco, egg white and usually lemon not passion fruit) On our way back to the hostel to see Lee and Leanne who arrived early in the morning, we picked up a takeaway lunch of stuffed potatoes and salteñas. Our afternoon was spent at the museum learning about the mummy Juanita who was found near the Colca Canyon on one of the volcanos. The Inka used to make ...

    Zig Zag

    A travel blog entry by kirstinf on Jun 16, 2014

    10 photos

    ... melting the ice on top of Ampato. Due to the offerings and clothing found with Juanita they speculate that she was Incan royalty; and also due to the excellent preservation of her body- they could analyze her stomach contents and they discovered chicha (fermented corn drink). Chicha was reserved for the Incas and for ceremonies only - and in the case of ceremonial use it was fermented for more than a year, increasing its strength. What this meant for Juanita was just prior to ...