Hostal El Sillar del Suizo

Av. Lima 504 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Zig Zag

A travel blog entry by kirstinf


... melting the ice on top of Ampato. Due to the offerings and clothing found with Juanita they speculate that she was Incan royalty; and also due to the excellent preservation of her body- they could analyze her stomach contents and they discovered chicha (fermented corn drink). Chicha was reserved for the Incas and for ceremonies only - and in the case of ceremonial use it was fermented for more than a year, increasing its strength. What this meant for Juanita was just prior to ...

Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Trujillo & Mancora

A travel blog entry by franmullineux


... the visibility was disappointing. Thursday's dive was then cancelled, so I was left with no option but to relax by the pool! I met up with Maria (who I'd dived with on Wednesday) and we went for a lovely lunch in town before watching the sunset on the beach. All in all, a thoroughly relaxing time! All too soon it was time to return to Lima, ready to go on for my next project in Brazil. I had one short night back at Maritza's before I was back at the airport again! So now ...

Peru II to Asia

A travel blog entry by rangjill


... in the week, including processions in the street, but the energy of the celebrations could still be felt. Towering over the central square was a beautiful Catholic Cathedral. After trying a few local dishes, including Chupe de Camarones (river shrimp soup) and alpaca, we visited the impressive Monestary of Santa Catalina. It is a truly a city within a city. Constructed of sillar, the Monestary is an intricately woven network of rooms and ceremonial places of worship. Amid ...

Waiter waiter what's that in my soup?

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... pay to use, maybe to calculate how much you would pay him to use it? There are many children trying to sell sweets, although we didn't see minders we are guessing they must be nearby, these children adopt different techniques, one little boy has learned to keep pestering people until you pay him to leave you alone. It has also been sad to see many elderly women selling bits and bobs trying to make a living when they should be at home being cared for by family. We feel ...

Last day of trek and Machu Picchu too!

A travel blog entry by michellerod


... a earth crumbling "HO HO HO!" My eyes go to the cliffs when he does this. Turns out Santa and the elves are delivering toys to children in the area, many of whom live in shacks without electricity or hot water. An hour later, we meet our next car, parked in a small waterfall, getting a free drive through car wash. We hike some more through the jungle, then rest by a roaring river and several waterfalls. In the jungle, ...


This hotel, located on Av. Lima 504 Vallecito, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, Casa del Moral, Monasterio de la Recoleta, and La Iberica Chocolate Shop.
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