La Posada del Puente

Esq. Puente Grau/Av. Bolognesi 101, Arequipa, Peru | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arequipa

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by alimaterna

So today was not fun. We woke at 2:15am to get a bus to colca canyon, but my body decided to give up on me and I had horrendous diarrhoea and vomiting all day. The one day we spent mainly on a hot, sweaty bus with no leg room. Glorious. I think ...

Architectural Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by lizemma10


... and headed out to do a spot of shopping for our canyon expedition. A bustling afternoon in the square as people attended church. The evening precession for Palm Sunday lined the streets of the square, with a massive replica of Jesus carrying the cross. We headed back for our dining delight of pastry pasties filled with chicken and cheese, rather yummy. An early night before the unearthly walk up call of 3am.

14th April 2014

2.35am.......bring bring the ...

When I was about 7, I wanted to be a nun ...

A travel blog entry by mgr.2013


... why - a whole village lies behind those walls.

The convent was founded in the late 1500s by a wealthy widow for girls from well-to-do families. Some girls could not be married because their families could not afford the dowry and it is these girls who were sent to the convent. Their parents had to pay a hefty fee and would send servants along with the girls, sometime 5 or 6 ladies in waiting. The young novices were ...

Mummies and nunnies

A travel blog entry by nimeri


Today was a short walking tour of Arequipa, the second biggest city of Peru. The main plaza is surprisingly huge with all the buildings made out of volcanic rock from the active volcano in its back drop. The markets reminded me of Preston markets, except much bigger and less attention to food hygiene. They specialise in hats, a kind of a Akubra looking white hat that is very popular in the country. Walls of fruit oppose stacks of ...

Reality of Life

A travel blog entry by burkley


... family indicating it was a privilege and that they would only sacrifice worthy people to the gods. Her death was really interesting as she would have known her fate leaving Cuzco and trekking the fourteen days to the chosen mountain. After all the struggles to get there she was then drugged before being beaten over the head and left with a collection of items as offerings to the gods.

After the museum we wandered around taking in some of the sights around the main square ...

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This hotel, located on Esq. Puente Grau/Av. Bolognesi 101, Arequipa, is near The Cathedral of Arequipa, La Compañia and cloisters, San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monestery, and Casa del Moral.
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