Portal La Merced Hostel

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

Cusco, Arequipa and Camaná

A travel blog entry by salsta17


... t bother with the green bus tour. Had a late snacky lunch and headed back to the bus station, got bags and rung to book a room in Camaná, a big test of my Spanish but just about managed it. Had to pay to depart bus station, only a couple of other people on bus and left 5mins early was v impressed until we pulled round the corner to another bus station (probably the one they don't have a departure tax for) and scrum of people boarded bus until it was ...

Arequipa, the “White City”

A travel blog entry by dimps99


... between 1595 and 1698 with materials sourced from the nearby Misti volcano).

Betty also took me around the large open market, incredibly tidy and well organised, where we saw many varieties of potatoes (in Peru you can find more than 3,800 types - they differ in size, shape, colour, skin, pulp, texture and taste) and coca tea leaves. Now, the leaves of the coca plant contain alkoloids which are the source for cocaine base .. blah blah .. coca ...

First taste of Altitude

A travel blog entry by deni367


... tourist covered spot of the canyon, waiting to see a condor, which we didnīt see from the viewpoint but we did see further down the road, away from the loud crowed and jewelery sellers. Looking at the canyon from such a touristic place really takes away from the enjoyment you should feel at looking at a canyon that is more than twice the depth of the Grand canyon. Nevertheless, it was good to get a little view of ...

Day 52 - Arequipa, Peru - Crazy Peruvians

A travel blog entry by neensandpete


A 5.5 hour flight to Lima from Miami at midnight, followed by a 1.5 hour flight to Arequipa was surprisingly un-painful as we both managed to kip most of the way which is unlike us. We were told our bags would be checked all the way through from Miami to Arequipa but when we got to Lima we actually had to collect them, go through customs, out the building and then back into departures, check-in and go through security etc - absolute ...


A travel blog entry by sacolargo


... the old convent of Sta. Catalina, which was really a life long prison for daughters who refused to marry the choice of their fathers. The girls would be sent to the convent, along with a servant girl who was also in for life. The dowry was given to the convent and the family would provide some financial assistance. Each nun has a "cell" which was really a suite but still fairly basic. The convent was like ...

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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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