Hostal El Sillar del Suizo

Av. Lima 504 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Vomiting over Nasca and following the condors!

A travel blog entry by humpooper


... resin is thought to have kept out insects and slowed bacteria trying to feed on the bodies. The bodies much like the Paracas culture are all upright, often with their tendons at the knee cut and then wrapped up tight. Some had their eyes covered or stuffed, which I am not sure what this means. We do know that they took the mummies out for rituals and often a baby/child would be killed at time of burial as an offering. The small mounds and the small mummy in the glass cabinet ...

Days 50-64: Volunteering in Arequipa Part II

A travel blog entry by rjcannin


... monastery itself is beautiful with big open air courtyards, cobblestone streets, an orchard, and the walls painted bright blue and red. Adding to this was that all of the nuns who lived there came from very wealthy families. This meant there were incredible sculptures and art donated by those families in every room. Frescos were painted on the walls of the courtyards and chapel, and extremely intricate paintings and sculptures in just about every one of the ...

Highs and Lows

A travel blog entry by burkley


... Chivay the group went for lunch while Matthew, myself and Adam (who was also suffering from altitude sickness) rested in a hotel lobby. We were meant to be meeting up with the truck in the afternoon to continue onto a bush camp for the night - as Matthew was so unwell we were unsure how we would get through a night with no facilities. As we were about to leave we received news that Colin our driver had been struck down ...

In the footsteps of the Incas but with wifi

A travel blog entry by shnapshobos


... visited a huge monastery, where Frances accidentally interrupted some nuns in action by bursting through a locked door. It was fine though, they had no choice but to forgive us. Ended our day at what Lonely Planet described as the best restaurant in southern Peru, ZigZag. Where we had some awesome steak, including Alpaca, before heading back to our hostel to meet up with Kris, Chloe and Mads, who had caught ...

Two weeks in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by candcthai


... their smart suits then come various troops of dancing girls and boys. All are having a really great time. What the musicians accompanying them lack in musical ability, they make up for in unbridled enthusiasm! This is what Arequipa is all about!

The area we are staying, on the border of Cayma and Yanahuara is a really buzzing area with lots of shops, markets, restaurants and street stalls. Yanahuara particularly has some great little streets and alleys to explore as well as ...


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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