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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... of the year gracias to the afternoon lightening show and downpours that roll in late afternoon.
Arequipa has been around for awhile ( mid 1500's ) and the designated Heritage zone is an impressive collection of churches and cathedrals ( literally a city within a city ) constructed with volcanic rock found in abundance in this area. Our retreat from the deluge takes us to ZigZag restaurant, a very funky designed building that has built its ...
... that's about all we know at the minute until were on the tour so more information to follow! At 3pm we started our free walking tour which would turn out to be one of our favourites. The guide was from Arequipa and was a very witty, knowledgable and passionate guy which is nice because on some walking tours it's a case of "these are the ...
... who has a tiny room . Their toilet is a chair with a hole in it and a pot. The servant cooks for the Nun's and hangs their laundry for them. In the 1900's things changed. All Nuns shared a room and servants went away or became a Nun, but still nuns cant be touched or touch anybody. They also cant talk to each other when they are eating.
The Monastery we went to was the first monastery I ever went to. ...
... br> tell it was a worry because the driver wound up the windows and locked the
doors. Fortunately they were drunk and took no notice of us nearby. We were
then at the terminal which was the usual chaotic scene outside. We were on a
Cruz del Sur bus where we had awesome business style reclining seats and our
own personal tv monitor (you could choose your own movie or show and many were
in English!) for the long trip to Cuzco.
We arrived early in the morning, dumped our bags at our hostel (our second experience of the ubiquitious Flying Dog chain of hostels in Peru) and went for an early morning walk (and sit) around the Plaza de Armes of Arequipa. Arequipa is known as the 'White City' because of
its distinctive buildings white-washed with volcanic stone called 'sillar'. It was really nice to sit and watch the city come alive and be warmed by the ...