La Hostela de Belen

Arequipa, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Shopping day / 14 Peruvian Girls=Texas Goat Rodeo

A travel blog entry by connieeasley on Aug 06, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... so much in Spanish, that I happened to hear English being spoken at the next table at dinner last night, and I got up and talked to them. It was music to my ears!

Tomorrow brings more shopping....for ME. And Friday I depart for my little expedition into Bolivia. I'm looking forward to that. I haven't been there before. So, it should be interesting. One more South American country in my repertoire!

See you again soon....right here.

Great White Water Rafting

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

... 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 ...

Arequipa, Peru

A travel blog entry by beccie_andy on May 20, 2014

34 photos

... tour was saved. Huge condors use the thermal winds to glide across the canyon. Some swooped so close that you could hear the wind whistling through their feathers. At points, 6 or 7 condors would take off at once, drifting in lazy circles around each other, effortlessly catching each new gust of wind. It was an impressive sight and the hour and a *********** quickly.

From here we started to make our way back to Arequipa, stopping to ...

Raw fish and citrus fruit...Gill-ty!!!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde on May 06, 2014

35 photos

... this has given visitors the opportunity to get a feel for what daily life was like.

During it's heyday, this wasn't your typical monestary where abstinence ruled, oh no, these ladies bent a few rules. For 300 years, after it was founded at the end of the 16th Century, little heed was paid to the vows of poverty and silence and although the women served as cloistered nuns, never to return to their families, life inside the convent wasn't quite ...

Of mountains and mists

A travel blog entry by chaletaria on Aug 20, 2012

25 photos

... over and back down to go the other direction along the river Chili. Then we went over the Puente Bolognesi to see the Tambos (ancient buildings renovated/ rebuilt by the city in original style and rented as apartments). We drove a bit further into the Yanahuara district of Arequipa and arrived at a lovely plam filled Plaza with a beautiful white church in the right corner (The Iglesia San Juan Baptista de Yanahuara) and a beautiful 6-arched mirador de Yanahuara with ...

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