Diplomat Plaza Hotel

Av. Parra 119, Arequipa, 054, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Reality of Life

A travel blog entry by burkley


... different needs and wants. What the mountainous people versus city versus jungle people want are very different and has created numerous challenges in recent history. Miguel spoke about how education is perceived, how family life exists and how government and the top class in Peru interact and control government policies. There was a lot of information to take in and it was extremely interesting as some of it answered questions we had regarding what we had seen. For example, Peru ...

Guinea pig anyone?

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange


After a bumpy ride along Peru's highways and with a wee bit of sleep, I clamoured out of the bus station at some awful hour (was it 6.45am?) into ridiculously bright sunshine somewhere in suburban Arequipa. Day light savings, people!

Next I prayed for a legitimate taxi to pull up and whisk me away to my hotel. Thank goodness for small miracles!

For some reason, I expected the dryness of Cusco to be replaced by something more, err, lush. Wrong! Arequipa's surrounds are ...

Turistas on the Go... and At Rest

A travel blog entry by kimb3r


... s difficult to fully appreciate them from the center of the city. Seeing all three from one vantage point is the only way to experience their majesty. • Visiting the camelids - alpacas, llamas, vicuña and guanaco (even though they were in a mini-zoo) - Peru is home to four different types of camelids. Alpacas (for fibre and meat) and llamas (beasts of burden) are domesticated. Vicuña (for fibre) and guanaco live wild in Peru. Baby alpaca items are commonly available ...

7 Friday Arequipa free day

A travel blog entry by lisaraewyn


... one nun would read the blessing (she had to fast all day but they took it in turns). The mother superior sat at the main table. She was elected by the nuns every three years.
5) Chamber pots were emptied into the gutters / canals in the streets. Everything is clean and looks lovely now but in the past it smelled dreadful and caused many diseases.
6) Funeral room with a coffin inside. On the walls are portraits of nuns and priests who have died and been buried ...

Arequipa and the city within a city

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... entering the church in such numbers. It was really interesting with lots of the porcelain and paintings that the women had brought in with them displayed in a small museum. Walking into the cells I was amazed by the difference. Some were huge with their own kitchens and large ovens whereas others were just small rooms. There was a lovely garden and the laundry (lavanderia) provided an amazing insight into the life of the nuns and the people who lived there. ...


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