Hostal Scandinavia House
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... 8000 BC, when legend has it that the fourth Inca Mayta Capac founded the city while resting there with his army. Though on 15 August 1540 the Spaniards founded the city Arequipa. As it is well situated between the coast and the towns Puno and Cusco it used to play an important role as a logistical hub of the region. Arequipa is a very nice starting point for excursions into a magnificent landscape as for instance the Colca Canyon, Cotahuasi Canyon and the Valle de los ...
... you in a mug, i'm sure this hasn't been washed from the last customer, but oh well. This very small town is probably the most unlikely place to find an Irish bar, yet here there are two. However, I wouldn't say they were very Irish scenes as the owners didn't speak any English, and their idea of making it Irish were a few orange, green and white decorations. One of the most memorable meals I had was here in this small town, and not because ...
... the prosperous neighbourhood of Yanahuara. This is famous for the picture postcard shot of the white stone arches in the plaza, with the peak of El Misti in the background. We stopped a while, took some photos, then headed back, for a quick look inside the cathedral and a pizza dinner.
We were up very early the next day for a two-day, one night tour of Colca Canyon, around 150km to the north, which we will describe in the next blog.
Martin & ...
... and benches for a quick breather. Everyone red, sweaty and breathless. Behind the little kiosk was a very basic house, the pitstop was a family bussiness. The wood was bound together with Alpaca skin (a very strong fibre were told) and there were bones hanging up to dry out. It was like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.... There were chickens roaming, three large dogs on the loose and three hutches full of guinea pigs (being bred to eat of course). One ...
... convinced that i had lost my luggage -- a devastating blow. But I called the hotel for assistance. They called the taxi company, and found that the driver had been patiently waiting for me around the corner, out of sight. He had been unable to access my street in traffic. Joyfully reunited with my luggage, I gave the taxi driver a big tip, told the hotel staff that I loved them, and drove out onto the road to Puno.