Alwa Hotel Boutique
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... for our minibus half asleep with a three hour journey ahead of us. Our group of six were the last to be picked up which resulted in the short straw; we had to squeeze in the back. The guide introduced himself, David. He encouraged us to get some sleep and handed out pillows and blankets. HA! In the back of the bus almost sitting on our new chums laps, we felt every lump and bump in the unsurfaced roads. After being thrown about like rag dolls we arrived on the out skirts ...
... 1' mojitos, until the bar ran out of the two bottles of rum they had! We had an early night, as we had to leave at 5am the next morning the climb back up what we had just descended!
The next morning, bleary eyed, we started our ascent. It was a tough climb, as the gradient was constantly steep, and the terrain full of loose rocks and gravel, whcih made it extra hard. I was feeling the altitude towards the top, but kept thinking that it ...
We arrived in Arequipa at about 2am and jumped in a taxi. We have learned a few things about taxi drivers here... They always tell you that the place you want to go to is either closed, or they take you to entirely different places altogether because they get commission for taking people there. We told the bloke we had a reservation at a place (we didn't) but anyway he took us to 4 different hostels before finally taking us to the right one after we got fed up with him. Luckily the hostel ...
... arrived in this city, I thought I was in another planet and as I lay solitary in my bed that first night fright swallowed me and thoughts crept into my mind such as "What am I doing here so far away from everything I know?". The culture shock wasn't unbearable but definitely apparent as I lay looking up at the cracked ceiling of my bedroom that very first night in Pisac. Now, my mind traces those cracks expertly, as this strange place has come to be what I know, tracing ...
We eventually got up today about 4 and went for dinner at the place from the other night as we really wanted pizza and chips again. After dinner we walked about town to try and find somewhere to book a climb of El Misti Volcano. We ended up finding a place ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services