Portal La Merced Hostel

La Merced 131, Arequipa, 51, Peru | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Flying Condors, Guides & Potatoes! (Day 91-96)

A travel blog entry by nayanjli


Lake Titicaca

A 6 hour bus journey from La Paz brought us to Copacabana, home to the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca; the highest lake in the world. Our hotel was an uphill walk from the centre of town. The shortness in our breath from the walk up gave a stark reminder of the altitude we were at!

Our hotel had working wifi for once …

Raw fish and citrus fruit...Gill-ty!!!

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... to call time on the party. Slaves and servants were freed, while the nuns were required to play by the rules, or move on. Today, around 30 nuns remain in the northern area of the monastery, which at it's peak housed up to 500 (plus guests).

Despite missing our opportunity to drive to Canon del Colca as a quartet, when Legs and Lungs departed for Cuzco, Beard and Blonde made the 4-hour bus ride North to the hills, valleys and greenery of the Colca Canyon.

Arequipa and Culca Canyon

A travel blog entry by michellerod


... Colca Canyon. We decided to go cheap for this one and just booked a random tour agency around the main square. The whole tour was a little underwhelming, where we were on a large bus of 40 people, everyone else spoke Spanish and our bilingual tour guide rarely decided to translate. Lots of "get off the bus and take pictures for 5 minutes and then get back on" and "ok, this is 20 soles for everyone besides Michelle and Johnny because they at American so it is 25". ...


A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96


... and the Santa Catalina Monastery. Very beautiful place called a City within a City due to its size. Then visited the Museo Santuarios Andinos. Watched a videos about the discovery of a mummy called Juanita - the best preserved Mummy in the World. Saw some artifacts found around the burial of the mummy and others and then saw the Mummy itself in a refridgerated cabinet. ...

Turistas on the Go... and At Rest

A travel blog entry by kimb3r


... rocky and rutted. I find this significantly more difficult to ride and slow my pace down so that I can take more care in choosing my path which is already limited as I attempt to put as much distance as possible between myself and the shear drop at the edge of the road. There are a few passes that are quite hard and while I'm not sure when it started I realize that I'm not afraid and I'm actually having fun. And then here comes the hard part... the one and only hill on this ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on La Merced 131, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, Casa del Moral, and Monasterio de la Recoleta.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding