Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... more than 5 minutes. Perfect for the muscles after a 3 days of hiking! Feeling a bit more relaxed, we headed for a well deserved buffet lunch. I think this is one of the only buffets that I have personally loaded my plate with just vegetables and salad! It was such a treat to get some leafy vegetables.
We jumped back into the bus ...
... small city within the high walls. The walls are all brighly painted blue and red, as the rock used in the building is volcanic rock which is very white and causes a glare in the sunlight. We got to wander these small streets and see the rooms that the nuns used to live in. There are still 14 nuns living in the monastery and the monastery is still a closed order where family can visit but must talk to the nuns through a iron ...
... illegal alcohol and dance salsa. As Pablo said if there was a line of the law with legal on one side and illegal on the other - Columbians dance salsa back and forth on Either side. After Medellin we head to bogota and plan to meet our Cirque de Soleil friends from the boat. Simon, the nicest man in the world and stage manager for Cirque, sneaks us into the 4* hotel where Cirque are staying, and let's us stay in his hotel room!! That night we go to Cirquede ...
... to cook and clean while they are educated and pray for the outside world. There are still resident cloistered nuns today, however they now have been modernised a bit.
Down to the Plaza de Armas to watch the sunset and later, after dinner to be part of the vibe of a bustling city.
... serving Peruvian fusion using local and sustainable foods from the surrounding ocean, altiplano highlands and jungle. An extensive menu to muse over and Marg settles for the red quinoa salad with avocado, prawns, fresh figs, peas, mint and a fresh herb emulsion. Apparently I'm still carnivorous and opt for the
" triage of carne " that includes tenderloin medallions of alpaca, beef (res) and pork ( cerdo) . These sizzling beauties on the lava stone ...
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 $52
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