La Maison Del Solar
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... laundry, where they bathed, the kitchens, etc. Which doesn't sound very exciting when I type it out now, I realize, but it actual fact it was pretty cool to see. After my visit to the monastery I walked a bit around town - Arequipa (historical centre anyway) is actually quite beautiful, with many of the buildings having intricate carving on the facades, and built from sillar, a white volcanic stone. It is because of the many buildings in Arequipa ...
... cloisters of another church and then disbanded with visits to the museum of Juanita, the ice maiden; a chemist (yes a cold is going through the group); the market; and general exploring.
WE met back at the hotel at 2pm and most of the group went to the Santa Catalina Convent for a guided tour. A lot of general exploring and ...
... an to the cosy town of Salento. Salento is chocolate box colonial town nussled into rolling hills . The other weird and wonderful thing that adds to salentos charm is they have really beautiful and friendly stray dogs everywhere who the whole town look after. We do an awesome hike around the coffee region here. Which we called the Cows, Clouds and Cocoa palm walk,. Because you walked amongst the clouds in these rolling hills but the most surreal bit was the ...
... excellent atmosphere for life in the early days of Spanish occupation. The kitchen was soot covered with wood burning ovens and large pots and caldrons. In the corner there was a "V" shaped stone vessel held in an iron hoop. The stone was sillar, the same as the walls, however sillar is porous and this vessel allowed them to filter the water for drinking and cooking. They were preparing to host a wedding there at a phenomenal price!
That afternoon we went to ...
... Back in the days of Spanish rule, women were vulnerable as the Spanish only sent men. So richer families interned their daughters as nuns, often until they could be appropriately married, whilst poorer families interned their daughters as maids. There was even a children's home where girls were taught the art of homemaking until the age of eleven and then married off at the age of thirteen. That must have been hard. The buildings of the monasterio are virtually intact ...