La Gruta Hotel
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Now I had been told that at Tacna the next town they take pesos also at the
fuel stations. Ok that was ok but I knew I had enough fuel on me with
my jerry can that I could make my destination anyway. So as I cruised
through a fair size city, looking for signs and finding none, I
just kept following the road...wondering if I …
After breakfast we wandered into town and found a 4-hour bus tour of the city fit our afternoon plans. The first stop the bus made was at an alpaca museum where we could see how fur was made into yarn, and how wonderfully soft & warm the goods were. I was also noticing other things from my bus window, like how garbage just accumulates in alley …
When we got back from the village of Chivay
and the Colco Canyon our
Hotel gave us the good news
we had our old room back.
Had a nice meal over-looking
the plaza in Arequipa and
then had an early night.
I left my fleece jacket on the bus
and the tour company got it back
for me in under 10 minutes.
Walking around in Arequipa is fun and you may find plenty
to do without a plan.
The streets we liked near the Plaza de Armas were Jerusalem (which has a
nice vegetarian cafe), San Francisco and Santa Catalina.
There is a supermarket at the bottom of the hill (down from the plaza),
which may be useful to buy supplies for any …
Visit to Santa Catalina Monestry in Arequipa