La Casa de Melgar Hostal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Casa de Melgar Hostal Arequipa
Very comfortable, peaceful, beautiful place to stay and to photograph! I was ill and it was perfect for healing.
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... and farms, as well as the odd section that had been taken over by foreign mining companies, who’s work was apparently funding the Canyon’s exploration into the wider tourism market. At about midday we reached a rickety bridge across the river at the bottom of the trail, from there we had a short-sharp uphill climb to a local village for lunch. Alpaca meat with rice and vegetables. Following lunch, we found an appropriate spot of grass away ...
... potato, chicken and avocado.) It was by far the best cooking course we have done and it's making me hungry thinking about it now! We also visited a museum containing Juanita also known as the Inca Ice Maiden. She was sacrificed by the Incas some 500 years ago and was found frozen in an incredibly well preserved state. Sorry no pictures were allowed!
After Arequipa ...
... been pleased to have missed. I felt torn between thinking it interesting and appreciating all that has been learnt from her discovery, but wonder if it wouldn't be kinder to bury her again and leave her in peace.
Having cooked on previous trips, we couldn't miss the chance in Peru, so went for a class that we shared with 5 other travellers to South ...
... a number of other mummies given by a local student with fantastic English and even better knowledge. Finally, we saw Juanita herself, the 13 year old Incan girl who was sacrificed to appease the mountain gods that were erupting, in the 1450s. The whole experience was so good that we almost felt that we were there with them, could see their entire journey that culminated in Juanita's willing sacrifice at the peak of the volcano.