Pirwa Arequipa Park Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
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Nice rooms and hot showers with a great central location.
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... for the next day (yawn) but then went to the Monasterio de Santa Catalina, which is a convent founded in 1580 for rich Spanish nuns. It's the size of a small town and was really interesting and atmospheric, particularly as the sun was going down and the rooms were lit by candlelight. After that, we went for dinner at Zig Zag, a really good example of the strong culinary tradition in Peru, with a (hugely impractical) staircase designed by Gustav ...
... too. We had the joy of another excellent hostel, Villa Melgar, another family-run, spotless place.
Our first day, Wednesday, was a day for exploring the city. Arequipa is a beautiful city, called the "White City", originally for the reason that the city centre was off-limits for local (brown-faced) Quechua and Aymara people, and only populated by white Europeans. Now it is known as the White City for better reasons: that the city has a large ...
... bottom we were met by a huge bridge over a furious river curtting through the Canyon. We had a few moments to rest... Our legs were alredy on fire and it wsnt even half way. David, our guide was about 5´6 and probably weighed about 11 stone. All the way down he bounded ahead of everyone.
When we crossed over we were nearly at the villlage David grew up in. Twenty minutes more until lunch, thank the lord! The scenery changed from baron to quite lushious greenery. ...
... why - a whole village lies behind those walls.
The convent was founded in the late 1500s by a wealthy widow for girls from well-to-do families. Some girls could not be married because their families could not afford the dowry and it is these girls who were sent to the convent. Their parents had to pay a hefty fee and would send servants along with the girls, sometime 5 or 6 ladies in waiting. The young novices were ...
... atmosphere teleports you to another place that is defiantly not
The focal attraction that the city boasts is its proximity to canyon country and the famous Colca Canyon; the deepest canyon in the world. A tour-guide wakes us for our earliest start yet and we find ourselves amongst 12 other sleepy travelers at 3am on a 3 hour bus ride to the Canyon. Arriving bleary eyed at our destination, where we get the first glimpse of the canyon and the ...