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

Walled women and bold men

A travel blog entry by ktowell on Jul 11, 2015


... on their bullet proof shields and icee vendors, with their little trucks stopped right in the middle lane of the march, selling flavored ices.

Someone told us that each citizen of Peru has to cast a vote, or he/she is fined. We’re not sure if this is true. Sometimes people exaggerate when they are discussing politics. This same person told us that Fujimori (the ex-president who is in jail for violations of human rights) was ...

Exploring Arequipa

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on May 15, 2015

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... all the shades of alphaca fur you could get naturally from the animals. We then wandered through some of her oldest streets I t he city before proceeding to a restaurant where we were given a free shot of pisco sour. After the tour I headed back to the Museo Santuarios Andinos, located at the university. The main attraction here was 'Juanita', the ice princess. I had to wait about twenty minutes but then a tour was given in English. The first part included a twenty minute ...

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on May 14, 2015

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... 120 kilometres. In a few places the canyon could get kilometres deep but to reach those places would require a lot more driving and then a few days of hiking. The area was formed as a combination of plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions. Around 8:45 we arrived at a spot in the canyon where we would likely be able to see the condors flying. These birds have an average wing span of three metres and are an average weight ...

Arequipa and another long walk

A travel blog entry by cazmar on Feb 13, 2015

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... the pool, tea and a great chat with the Chilean couple about politics and life in Chile-fascinating before another early night. At around 0545 we set off again, this time walking back up the canyon, but without the altitude (the top was only about 3200m!) it wasn't too bad. On the way home we had a swim in the agua calientes, had an amazing buffet lunch and a sleep on the bus!! I really enjoyed it and just like the inca trail the food was fab. I could get used to ...

Lima to Arequipa

A travel blog entry by analegge on Sep 05, 2014

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... This is a family run hotel and his parents live on site and the 'Grandfather' is in attendance for advice if needed. We walked the 15 minute walk across a large fast flowing river to the historic centre with an impressive plaza and colonnaded buildings surrounding it. A cathedral on one side of course. All very Hispanic. The stone here is very pale and Arequipa is therefore known ...