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We finally arrived in Arequipa after what felt like days on the bus! Our bus was over an hour late leaving Nazca and more than 2 hours late arriving in Arequipa. Stef somehow managed to sleep pretty much all the way here, but the winding mountain roads meant I felt like I was either going to fall off my chair or be sick … sleep therefore wasn …
... a Belgian lesbian couple. We are also escorted by our own personal policewoman who stops traffic for us to cross roads and protects us against would be pick pockets. We have one mishap however as Maria's foot slips down a pot hole on the busy streets.
We see several museums and although we don't go completely inside, are told what is inside, given price information etc. We see a model of Arequipa showing the area to Colca Canyon. Arequipa was originally one storey ...
... would come from the best Spanish families who had to pay 100 gold coins a year for their daughters attendance. Traditionally, the second child of upper class families would enter religious service. This particular convent was privileged with each nun having between 1-4 servants or slaves and the nuns would invite musicians over and have parties and generally live it up in style. After 3 centuries of this the Pope sent a strict Dominican sister to sort things out and she arrived like ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Reyna Arequipa
Comfortable beds and big bedrooms. The staff was very friendly and helful. They had lots of imformation and organised tours as well. The hostal has a kitchen that you can use, which is pretty clean but small.
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