Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... the 'spit bucket holder for a journeyman boxer' one. Most guides favour a polite approach when dealing with client issues, not Pablo. His go to response involved a smooth combination of aggression and conflict, admittedly an approach that was befitting of his Brooklyn gangster accent. Surprisingly, he took a more mellow approach during the last 20mins of the trip, unsurprisingly this culminated in him asking for tips. A good tip for Pablo would have been to develop his ...
... Hop as the buses are too big to manoeuvre the narrow streets of the city centre. Will (the owner and founder of Peru hop) jumps aboard, greets us all and gives us the plan. One by one, people are piling into cabs and we are the last to leave. Not a bad thing as Will jumps in with us and we are able to tell him of our delight having travelled with Peru Hop and we speak about the issues. He tells us of the American muppets who are trying to sue ...
Our day today was spent downtown visiting the Santa Catalina Monastery. It has a reputation of being a City within the City and it certainly was big and interesting. Founded in 1579 as a Dominican order it catered to rich and famous families that wanted their daughter to become a Nun. Cost of entry? Equivalent to today - $150,000.
Ate at another Peruvian Restaurant - Chile Reyano that was extra spicy and headed back to sleep
... block in the town, it was more like its own village, with streets named after Spanish towns snaking around the complex. We toured around the old convent which had been constructed during the 17th century, families would encourage a daughter to join the convent, it was thought to bring good luck to the family; in the early days, families would have to pay for their daughters to join the convent, and often the girl would bring their own servants, so much for the poor nuns, however ...
Herding 14 girls from age 3 to 18 through the crowded cobblestone streets of Arequipa, trying not to lose even one is seriously like herding goats in a rodeo corral. Impossible! Scary doesn't even describe it. And the youngest one, Alejandra, is new to the home....and she loves to escape. And she is so darn cute! Add to her, our regular Dulce Maria (Sweet Maria, age 5), who is also afraid of NOTHING, and I truly should have bought rope and ...
Other places to stay in Arequipa
Residencial Ibarguen A - 11 Yanahuara, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $49
Puente Grau 114, Arequipa | Innfrom $21
Pasaje Campos 105, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $47
Av. Mariscal Benavides 215, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $52
San Juan de Dios 210, Arequipa | Innfrom $28
Av. Mrcal Benavides 205 Urb.Selva Alegre(frente Parque Selva Alegre), Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $50
Juan de la Torre N. 108, Arequipa | Innfrom $8
Calle Alvarez Thomas 204-A, Cercado, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $17
Urb. Coviseal A-1 Paucarpata, Arequipa | Innfrom $34
Residencial Ibarguen B - 5 Yanahaura, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $64