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... serving Peruvian fusion using local and sustainable foods from the surrounding ocean, altiplano highlands and jungle. An extensive menu to muse over and Marg settles for the red quinoa salad with avocado, prawns, fresh figs, peas, mint and a fresh herb emulsion. Apparently I'm still carnivorous and opt for the
" triage of carne " that includes tenderloin medallions of alpaca, beef (res) and pork ( cerdo) . These sizzling beauties on the lava stone ...
... the blue wall.
One of the days we were in Arequipa we went to the monastery were Nuns or Priest live. This one was for Nuns. We got a tour guide so she could teach us about Nuns and the history of this monastery from the 1800's. A Nuns daily schedule is to pray 10 hours per day. They only go outside of their room 3 times a day to pray, to go to church and for getting sun light. They also have ...
Arequipa, Peru's second largest city (800,000 ppn.), sits in the shadow of an array of volcanoes; El Misti (5825m) sitting highest. Arriving early on Sunday morning we entered the city through the underdeveloped suburbs that sprawl up the mountainsides. In contrast, the dense city centre is very pleasant, with most of the buildings being made from white volcanic stone. As the sun rose we grabbed some breakfast on a terrace ...
... block in the town, it was more like its own village, with streets named after Spanish towns snaking around the complex. We toured around the old convent which had been constructed during the 17th century, families would encourage a daughter to join the convent, it was thought to bring good luck to the family; in the early days, families would have to pay for their daughters to join the convent, and often the girl would bring their own servants, so much for the poor nuns, however ...
... glorious cloudless day with the volcanoes on vlear sight as we walked along the riverside and then up the hilly streets to Yanahuarra suburb and the lookout by San Juan Bautista church. The views across the city were good with the mountains as a backdrop. We walked back to town and then to Santa Teresa Carmelite monastery that is still afunctioning convent but opened up the main partsvas a museum along with the attatched church. Priceless 17th and ...