La Hostela de Belen

Address: Arequipa, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Monastery Santa Catalina By Owen And Siena

A travel blog entry by mscarlton on Dec 07, 2014

2 comments, 19 photos

... 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. ...


A travel blog entry by canalannie on Sep 16, 2014

8 photos

... stopped after the "Reformation". The convent walls were painted a terracotta and on most of the avenues were pots of vibrant red geraniums, twice the size of those in my garden-- great climate here. After the reformation girls from local families could join the convent without paying, they would start as a novice and for 4 years would remain In their part of the convent! after 4 years they would either remain and take holy orders or return to their families, not many returned ...

Keeping it Cultural in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by samandmegan on Jul 22, 2014

2 comments, 7 photos

... the kind of experience that you know you would love to do more of in your home town but you never do. Once the cafes
started to open we headed off for a breakfast of delicious French crepes (the first indication of a heavy and inexplicable French presence in the South of Peru and Bolivia), then we went to the Museo Santuarios Andinos, which was predominantly about the archealogical finds around
the volcanoes encircling Arequipa, including the ...

Great White Water Rafting

A travel blog entry by blake.tom on Jun 04, 2014

24 photos

... us were the masters of our own destiny. It was us against the river, with no safety craft in sight. Thirty minutes in and after a minor struggle with a rock, the class 3/4 river ripped my oar in two, leaving me with a couple of nice looking cuts on the palm of my hand. So over two hours to go with three and a half oars between the four of us we knew that we had an uphill battle on our hands.

We took it in turns to use the smaller oar and swapped places on the ...


A travel blog entry by shonachalmers on May 27, 2014

- Planned to play tennis with Diego in the morning. He picked me up in his grandads car. We got stopped by the police for 'random checks'. When they saw Diego's Swiss license they told him that they would need to take the car to the police station and he would need to pay. Complete ********. After a while they told him that 'there ...

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