Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... shat and puked on all the great sights of colca canyon. The canyon was cool though from the time I didn't spend in the toilet, the condors were huge and that sort of cool stuff. Feel like ****. Emma and Jordan came to our hostel to say hello ...
... an early start for our pick up for the Colca Canyon trekking expedition. A 3 hour minibus drive, along winding roads lit up by the light of the full moon, on route there was an overturned lorry, and several crosses alongside the road, we learnt that these were for the people who had lost their lives. The white crosses represent the life of a child, the blue and adult and the black an elderly person. The drive took us up to an altitude of 4900 metre, which made us both feel as if ...
... from the nuns, their rooms arranged around their own cloister. Each girl had a very large room and could take worldly belongings with her, including presents of religious art from their parents. They lived in solitary confinement with the exception of prayer time and lessons. They prepared their own food.
Once a proper nun they moved to the 2nd cloister and the streets around. The rooms here included a large ...
... in close with open butchers. Then a walk to a museum of the Incan girl named Juanita, after her discoverer; an American who found her grave near the summit of the Atoma mountain. She was a sacrifice to the gods who were angry and erupting a volcano in their midst. So they choose a young girl of noble birth, and she sees it as an honor to take the pilgrimage up the mountain to be killed and mummified. Her remains were found intact and ...
... the Cathedral and and Iglesia La Compania which has an amazing chapel off to the side with the entire ceiling covered with decorative paintings. Our lunch stop was to a local fast food sandwich bar which made the nicest gourmet sandwiches. Our steak and cheese with chimichuri sauce on fresh ciabatta was brilliant.
Our afternoon was planned with an afternoon tour called the reality tour. It was an optional tour and we didn't really know what to expect other than that we would ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service