Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... Paz, the free breakfast was stale bread and runny jam, which I’m now sure is intentionally bad; a ploy to force you into buying one of their breakfasts from the menu.
We wandered around Arequipa, a pretty town surrounded by not one but three active volcanoes, before making our way to the main reason we’d visited the place, a Peruvian cooking experience! Set in the stunning gardens of a up-market hostel, the ...
... 2 Tias present at a time cannot possibly do so with all the duties. There are not always enough volunteers to help the full time Tias. Surprisingly December looks to be a popular month for volunteers with 10 of us presently and more to come. I guess it is the season of giving so naturally people from first world countries are looking for ways to give back. Each day there are two shifts 7am-12pm or 1pm-6pm with up to 3 volunteers from TNT. Each volunteer is expected ...
... to pear. I will be on the lookout for this fruit while I'm in Peru as I suspect I will have no luck finding it in Toronto which is unfortunate as it is absolutely delicious. While we are eating I'm visited by Erich a local guide who arranges adventure tours around Arequipa. He is a friend of Diana who operates Grace Valley and she conveniently arranged a meeting for me when I informed her of my interest in downhill mountain biking. After a short conversation I decide to take ...
... antibiotic the pharmacist says I need. Love the pharmacies in these third world countries. Have now used them twice (by tomorrow) in nearly 2.5 weeks.
Now, a little Erma Bombeck info for you. Peru and bathrooms. It's a real "trip". First, if you are out in public, then good luck ladies. It is B.Y.O.P. Bring your own paper. And whatever you do, don't even think about flushing it. Put ALL paper in the trash bin. Yes, ALL ...
... a game of chess (with our Machu Picchu serpentine set we got in Cusco!). This was a special occasion, since it was the first time that Grant ever beat me :-)
On the walk back to the bus station our noses found ourselves a French restaurant... "Crepismo". If you think you've ever had the most delicious crepes, I assure you, you haven't. Unless you've been to ...
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Juan de la Torre N. 108, Arequipa | Innfrom $8
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Residencial Ibarguen B - 5 Yanahaura, Arequipa | 3 star innfrom $64