El Balcon Hostal Turistico

Garcia Calderon 202, Arequipa, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Reality of Life

A travel blog entry by burkley


... America to a larger extent thus far looks unfinished in the suburbs as the government will pay for the first story and then when the family grows they can build the second floor which is much cheaper. The second floor being for the kids when they grow up and get married. Also if you claim a piece of land that no one else has and build a small house then after three years that land is yours for free. Hence in the middle of nowhere in our travels we have found all these straw homes. ...

Guinea pig anyone?

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange


... dry and harsh as that of Cusco, but what's more daunting is the 3 volcanoes that watch over the town. I think they're all still active. But even if I got that wrong, one active volcano towering above town is still one more than I've got back home!

Having arrived too early to check in, I dumped my 14.5kg bag of boring (and probably dirty) clothes and headed for the Plaza de Armas (which, as it turns out, was virtually across the road - score!). There I watched the city come to ...

Turistas on the Go... and At Rest

A travel blog entry by kimb3r


... reasonable price. Vicuña items are extremely expensive with a simple scarf costing upwards of $400. When we return to Arequipa it's well past lunch time so we head to a restaurant overlooking the Plaza de Armas. Our decision to eat there is based on the view but the food is actually quite good. It is my first "typical" Peruvian dish, potato with cheese in a creamy tomato sauce. As a potato lover this is definitely something I can appreciate. And perfect for vegetarians! ...

7 Friday Arequipa free day

A travel blog entry by lisaraewyn


... after death, the portraits show the people with their eyes closed except for one nun who they found after rigor mortis had set in.
7) The former hospital (with arches over beds) where shrines and artworks are now displayed.
8) Beautiful colourful long streets which are named after Spanish towns, Cordoba, Toledo, Malaga and Seville.
9) We climbed the bell tower (not so spectacular since we just went up to the cathedral one) but see fabulous views of the ...

Stuck in Juliaca and the Inca Ice Maiden

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... some blankets for us which was very welcome. When we reached the outskirts of Juliaca we found rocks and tree branches in the road that had been put there the night before by protesters as a road block. Our driver got out and started to move some of the rocks so that we could get through, but I began to have a bad feeling. We had passed through Juliaca on the way into Puno and it was not a nice town. It was very industrial and busy and had very little to offer. As we ...

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This hotel, located on Garcia Calderon 202, Arequipa, is near La Compañia and cloisters, The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Iberica Chocolate Shop, and Carlos Zarate Adventures.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent