Hotel El Lago Estelar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... t offer us an application. I guess it was obvious that we don’t qualify. That ship has sailed.
Before the mid-19th century, Santa Catalina Convent was an exclusive place. Wealthy families would sell their 2nd daughters to the church (they called it a "dowry"), then build the girls little stone houses inside the convent walls, with bedrooms and kitchens and rooms for servants. The nuns’ bedrooms had ...
... were other civilisations in Peru before the Incas. We flew out for Arequipa at 2.40pm. Only a short flight of 1.15 minutes so nice and easy. There is an excavation site just out of Lima where they have been excavating since 1981 and they have unearthed a small amount of a temple. They say that there is another 20 years of excavation at the very least. We also visited a convent where there used to be 150 monks ...
... of the puma, condor, and snake, representing the three different realms in which the Incas believed. I ventured back to the main square for the free walking tour at 10:00. The tour covered some of the historical, cultural, and economic aspects of Arequipa. We learned that there are two different theories on the name Arequipa. The one is that a man came to the area and said that the 'area was good' which in the native language was Arequipa. The more common belief is that the ...
... s as our translator. Jesus. Never in my life would I have guessed. But I think I did pretty well and probably knew three of four words more than the Brits. Then, to see my Canadian friends at the bus stop in Puno was a big surprise. We had exchanged info and planned to bump into each other at some point but it still caught me off guard. Tanya and Hannah were from Victoria Island just near Vancouver. We had a blast in La Paz and would carry on in Cusco and later in Lima. Really ...
... hola morranos, hola nigra to me! I am not sure whether to be offended or to plead ignorance of the language. Some of them just smile and I fear that I must be the first morrano they have seen in their lifetime.
My Peruvian friend Carla warned me prior to leaving Australia, that Peruvians are typically short. I thought she was exaggerating but lo behold I am experiencing this. I think I am taller than most locals in Arequipa.