Crismar

Calle Moral 107, Arequipa, -, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Visit to convent

A travel blog entry by lizandpaul

3

... into the life of the nuns at the time when it was built very enlightening but not a nice way to live for a young girl. No running, smiling or looking at the male priests as punishments were severe.
We then went to a local restaurant for lunch and ate guinea pig being a local delicacy. Not bad tasted a bit gamey once you got over the fact that it was cooked intact yuk.
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Reality of Life

A travel blog entry by burkley

41

... to places that are off the tourist map. Our bus trip took us out into less developed and lower socio-economic areas and along the way we heard about Peru's history and its various challenges in modern times. Miguel our guide established the tour as a way to raise funds for the various projects we would come across on the tour and show people who were interested in the other side of life in Peru. We learnt about the challenges of managing three very different groups of people ...

Turistas on the Go... and At Rest

A travel blog entry by kimb3r

20

... the stops are unexceptional but interesting nonetheless as they are things that we would not have had the opportunity to see on our own. We're sitting at the top of a double decker bus so it's difficult to hear the guide with the street noise, wind and rumbling of the motor. Early on in the tour we discover that we are the only people on the bus who do not understand Spanish so the English narration is all for our benefit. Highlights of the tour for me: • View of the ...

7 Friday Arequipa free day

A travel blog entry by lisaraewyn

35

... and is a main source of the information know about the monastery.

We see many areas used at different times including;
1) the laundry, cleverly designed to allow flowing water to be directed into any of the basins
2) Communal areas where the nuns would meet and exchange hand made gifts (during the times when they lived separately, not once they all lived together)
3) Beautiful gardens including many fruit and olive trees.
4) Dining room with ...

Arequipa and the city within a city

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

20

... allowed to go outside the monastery as were the servants.

It was lovely to walk through the small streets of the monastery – 6 in all. The walls were either painted in a Moroccan blue or dark terracotta and named after Spanish towns. There were fountains and lovely plants so you could almost have been in a little Spanish town. It was open to the public after it was recognised that it could no longer be sustainable as women were ...

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This hotel, located on Calle Moral 107, Arequipa, is near Plaza de Armas, Yanahuara, and Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano.
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