Villa Elisa Boutique
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... our way through heavy traffic to our hotel. We're now at 2328 metres above sea level so have started our journey into the Peruvian mountains. There are three mountainous volcanoes within sight, Misti, Pichupichu (mountain mountain) and Chachani. They are all a little active still. Arequipa was a key stop on the cargo route linking the silver mines of Bolivia to the coast. Built from There are lots of arches to help protect and strengthen the ...
... allowed to go outside the monastery as were the servants.
It was lovely to walk through the small streets of the monastery – 6 in all. The walls were either painted in a Moroccan blue or dark terracotta and named after Spanish towns. There were fountains and lovely plants so you could almost have been in a little Spanish town. It was open to the public after it was recognised that it could no longer be sustainable as women were ...
... was! The food is great and reasonably varied!....Standout dish is the 'Ceviche' which is fresh white fish marinated in lemon, garlic and chili and served on a crisp salad served with savory popcorn.
Alice has got some friends in some high places and managed to arrange us luncheon at the British ambassadorial residence with the Ambassadors wife, which was quite an experience. Naturally I was caking myself as I'm not ...
... in the VIP cabin on the bus, downstairs. This has only 3 rows of 3 seats (2/1) and each seat is therefore wider and has much more legroom than those upstairs. There being fewer people is also an advantage since there is less disruption during the night. The seats were very comfortable, especially when fully reclined (:-)) and I managed a respectable 6-7 hours sleep in total. Not bad for a 10 hour journey. I must admit the travel sickness ...
... Canyon). Colca is the result of a geological fault between two volcanoes. The valley leading to Colca is covered with some of the best preserved pre Inca terracing. Condors are members of a vulture family. They are the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere with wing spans of up to 10.2 feet but are not easy to photograph!
Before leaving Arequipa we visited a bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. It spans half a kilometre and has withstood over a hundred ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility