Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Breakfast was at 4:30am and we started the big accent back up at 5:15am. It was still dark when we set off and very steep! Luckily my knees did not hurt going up but it was still very hard work and tiring, taking me three hours to reach the top. We got back to the village and then drove to some hot springs which was a very welcome relaxing break from the ...
After a tiring night bus, we arrived in Arequipa. First stop some breakfast, then we took a brief city walk to a viewing point over the 2nd largest city in Peru. That afternoon we visited old Santa Catalina Convent and learnt about the lives of the nuns that had lived in this internal village. The second daughter of the richest families were sent to the convent for a life of service to the church, and the families paid a large dowry ...
... turns out it is a HUGE hostel, with so many beds and a bit of a party vibe, so we are already glad its only for 1 night! Since we couldn't check in we decided to change out of our bus gear and head straight out to explore the city. Our first stop was the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. On our way we saw men sat on the street with typewriters writing out things for people, which was a bit weird. The Monasterio de Santa Catalina is a huge monastery - practically a citadel, ...
Monday 16th Sept '13 Despite my best efforts I didn't get to fly over the Nazca lines, due to unseasonable high winds & resulting dust storm they closed the airport. Despite being disappointed it is good to see that safety & not money came first. Did manage to check out the Chaucilla cemetery just outside Nazca with all its mummified inhabitants. From Nazca we ...
... 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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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed