Hotel El Lago Estelar
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... she had fallen when the snow melted down the crater of Ampatu and exposed. The researcher saw her and mounted an effort to extract her body. Around the top of the volcano the party had found many artefacts that the girl was buried with as an offering to the gods. Another expedition had to be mounted quickly to find what else was up there. They found 3 more bodies of sacrificed children and the offerings placed with them. These artefacts were housed in the museum ...
... drum' as those on the outside thought. Living quarters were luxurious, with silk curtains and delicate lace sheets. There were slave quarters too, with life coming fairly easy for the nuns, some who lived frivolous, salacious lives. As the monastery grew, it's notoriety reached lands far and wide, and wealthy women flocked to Arequipa to join the party.
For 300 years the hedonism went on, until Sister Josefa Cadena, a strict chief nun turned up ...
... salad, and it looked as good as it tasted (sorry, forgot to take a photo as my stomach was in overdrive!). My gastronomic juices were working overtime … but something was not quite right [cue for dramatic music]. I paid my bill and made a rapid retreat to my hotel where I [yuk] “internally combusted from both ends” …! Phwooooaaaaa, …. that’s Spanish for “Jeez, that’s a load off my mind”. Welcome to ...
... in little apartments, each of which had a servant. Along with novice nuns who lived in their own private room. As a novice, the families had to pay a dauwry (sp?) for their daughter to live there and as such, at the time the nuns came from rich families. It was such a great experience to go at night as it was quieter and you felt like you could get a feel of what life would have been like there, under the glow of candlelight with the smell of smouldering coals in ...
It was started at a time when the second son or daughter of a family would be expected to enter the church. The women who came here were only from upper class Spanish families and it was cheaper to send them to be nuns than to pay for a dowry. Incredibly they would be allowed to bring their servants with them as well as their expensive china, rugs and paintings to make them feel at home. This seemed in direct contrast to the humble life ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center