Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Jessandhector stayed here on Aug 6, 2012 during their trip titled: Jess & Hector´s Excellent Adventure.
We arrived in Arequipa in southern Peru after an overnight bus trip from Cusco. The hotel we checked into was great and they immediately helped us to book two tours, one being for the city tour that day. We jumped on the big yellow city bus that day and were shown the sites of El Misti, the volcano that surrounds the town. We also got to visit an …
... food and wifi. Unfortunately I was so tired from Cusco I pretty much zonked the whole journey. Arequipa rivals Cusco as Peru's 2nd city and in my two days here I can see why. Surrounded by countryside, hills and volcanoes, this charming city has a more relaxed feel than Lima but carries enough hustle and bustle to make an afternoon stroll interesting. The Free Walking Tour, especially for gringos was a perfect way to see the lesser seen parts of the city and a trip to the Santa ...
... old. When it was first opened, the nuns were selected from the city's most affluent families, and the ladies did not have to change their lifestyle much at all upon entering the convent. The scandalous living came to a halt when a strict mother superior took over after 3 centuries of debauchery, but the monastery remained closed to the public until 1970. Santa Catalina is designed to be a 'city within a city', so the huge, sprawling monastery is full of charming ...
... doable hike and really enjoyable. Our guide held a good pace and was really informative along the route. We arrived back in Arequipa at 5pm like zombies. The hostel allows you to leave your main backpack in their storage room when you go on trips (using your day backpack) so we returned to Arequipay backpackers for another night before moving on. If you wanted to spend an extra day in Arequipa we were recommended the Santa Catalina convent and local cooking lessons as additional ...
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