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

Arequipa, the white city

A travel blog entry by kayna on Apr 03, 2015

54 photos

... city. It is in effect a city within a city. It's so big that it has it's own street names. The place dates originally from the sixteenth century, is brightly painted and is pleasing to wander. After we left there, we bumped into David and Jen in the Plaza and arranged to meet for dinner. We then went to the Cathedral in the Plaza, and took in a mandatory guided tour of the cathedral, the attached museum, and the bell tower. We played with ...

Arequipa & Colca Canyon Trek

A travel blog entry by sanafijioz on Apr 01, 2015

9 photos

... buses in Peru). Arrived Cobanaconde ~8pm. Got off bus and started walking to our hostel (Pacha Mama). A lady caught up with us and asked us to buy a ‘boleto touristico’ for Colca Canyon. It was dark and she didn’t have any ID so we said we wanted to but them from an official office rather than on the street. We had to walk back to the town square ...

How can you lose a million people?

A travel blog entry by mmmike on Jan 08, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... to be added when I next have access to a desktop computer) will help. In all the hour and a half we were there we encountered no more than 20 other visitors and so it was a rare joy to be able to photograph what you wanted with absolutely nobody to spoil the view. Then, in the small gift shop whose income helps support the convent, we just couldn't resist a crib set of figures in the Andean style, complete with llama in place of a camel.  ...

Not the most exciting town

A travel blog entry by angela_louise on Sep 09, 2014

13 photos

... pictures and then went into the town centre.

We went straight for cafe overlooking the main square and had a coffee, and watched as a political demonstration went past. Demonstrations are common in Peru; we have seen many. We went to look around the market, which was a locals market rather than a tourist market so was filled with strange fruits and vegetables and a woman selling bags of puppies. ...

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by phillipsquared on Jul 20, 2014

24 photos

... to the gods when things were going wrong, and their offerings were children. They would take the best looking Virgins of Nobel blood, and in the case of Juanita they walked from Cusco which took weeks. They then get the kids drunk on chicha (a corn based drink) and coca leaves and hit them on the head. They are then buried at the top of the volcano as an offering. In 1995 the volcano next door was erupting and it caused the snow to melt and her grave was caught in ...