La Maison d' Elise
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... lost) of narrow streets, little colourful squares, courtyards and dark and mysterious 'cells' where the nuns were isolated. Luckily, it was a Thursday when we visited, so one of the two evenings a week when the complex is open late till 8pm... It really is the perfect time to visit when the sun is setting and all the little streets get dark, with just hanging iron lamps to guide you. A completely different feel to during the daytime, with far less visitors clogging up ...
... you would be able to do at some of them is take a photo of the back of peoples heads. We were not overly enthusiastic about that, so we were quite happy to move on. We stopped about 40mins down the road to start our trek into the canyon. We were split into the 2 day and the 3 day trekkers. We had decided to do the 3 day trek so that we could take more time to enjoy the views. We met our guide Juanita, who turned out to be a proper character! He gave us our introductory ...
... plates, but the whole experience was entertaining. Next on the eating agenda was a highly regarded local restaurant - Zig Zag. The traditional meat combo of alpaca, beef and chicken arrived a-blazing on top of a hot stone. Splashing out on sides and wine made this the best meal of the ...
... We also got to enjoy another classic peruvian cocktail a "chilano" (pisco, ginger, lime and bitters) as we worked! The most fun was adding the pisco to the hot frying pan with the lomo (llama) as the flames were massive. After our cooking we went to Santa Catalina monasterio a dominican nuns order. We had an excellent guide who took us around the monastery sharing the history about this closed order. Inside the monastery is ...
... a scary taxi ride, we arrived in Arequipa at our new B&B; the Casablanca Hostal. It was situated just a few steps from the picturesque Plaza de Armas. It featured cavernous rooms made of what the locals called sillar or silla, a volcanic rock cut into large blocks to form Lego-like buildings and walls. There were no windows but a skylight provided all the light required. It was a great place to rest ones weary bones after a long ...