Hotel Plaza Melgar

Address: Isaac recabarren 101-B Cercado, Arequipa, 054, Peru | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Isaac recabarren 101-B Cercado, Arequipa, is near Colca Canyon, Yanahuara, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, and Casa del Moral.
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

The geezer of the geysers and others.

A travel blog entry by hwmorgan on May 22, 2015

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... of alcohol (96%) and dynamite. I purchased the alcohol for the miners and a face mask for myself. So despite showing utter negligence for the miners health and safety, I hadn't forgotten my own. As I reemerged into daylight after two hours spent down pit, my overriding emotion was one of relief. Without wanting to sound too much like a comic relief presenter, the conditions I had experienced were frightening. We were encouraged to help out by doing some shovelling, now ...

South American Journey Begins

A travel blog entry by travellerbenj on Apr 11, 2015

1 comment

Columbia We begin our columbian experience in Cartegena which Is where Gabriel Garcia Marquez seems to really come alive in the old town where balconies hang out over the streets, salsa bars hum during the night and these local touches are poetic almost - like fresh Lime juice being sold everywhere and loads of people line the streets with old type writers printing documents people need. We stay in Cartegena for a few days chilling in the town and planning the next ...

Arequipa day 1

A travel blog entry by arlinandliz on Mar 21, 2015

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... of the bus were so covered in dust that we couldn't see much of anything. As we left the Ocean the scenery became luna in appearance; nothing but rock and dessert. We would certainly not recommend this particular bus ride to anyone - far too long and uninteresting.

Arequipa lies at 7,750 ft. and is known as the 'White City' because of the locally quarried white stone that many of the buildings are built with. ...

How can you lose a million people?

A travel blog entry by mmmike on Jan 08, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... into the city.    The afternoon was then spent meandering in the area near the cathedral until we stopped for a beer. Checking the Lonely Planet against the street map given us by the hotel we realised we were just round the corner from one of the premier sites of the city - Monasterio de Santa Catalina. When we got there we found it was a convent for Dominican nuns established in 1579 and still in use (at least in part) by a community of ...

Colca canyon

A travel blog entry by jamieking on Nov 01, 2014

24 photos

... a photo with an ugly woman and a llama or pay to get a photo of a Eagle on your head. Iv never had an eagle sit on my head so shelled out 30p to get my photo taken with it. Next stop was the spot where we were to look down into the Colca Canyon and see these Condors that the tour guide has a stonker over. As per usual the roads went from ones with more pot holes than Aberdeen to dirt roads where all the buses seem to again think they are in ...