Inkanto Hotel Boutique
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... Lots of trucks Winding bendy roads Stopped for lunch about 1:45pm (we have travelled about 2/3 of the journey and are in the mountains now having seen the coast for the last time until Quito). Pasta and potato salad by cook group 2 for our last camping meal until the Inca Trail. Most of the passing trucks and cars toot at us. We're on the road again 2:30pm after the washing up, for a direct uphill run to Arequipa, the "white city". There ...
It was started at a time when the second son or daughter of a family would be expected to enter the church. The women who came here were only from upper class Spanish families and it was cheaper to send them to be nuns than to pay for a dowry. Incredibly they would be allowed to bring their servants with them as well as their expensive china, rugs and paintings to make them feel at home. This seemed in direct contrast to the humble life ...
... Which probably won't have surprised most of you. Apparently Lima is the counterfeit capital of the world so I was so preoccupied checking my money was legit I forgot to take my card from the ATM. Not a problem though, the wonderfully helpful staff at Metrobank immediately canceled my card and sent a new one. So as the Spanish say 'il n ya pas de problem'.
Apart from that our stay in Lima was a good start to the trip. Alice's ...
... The hotel is famous as the home of Maria Reiche, a German-Peruvian archaeologist known for her studies of the Nazca Lines, for the last 25 years of her life. She stayed in room 130, now turned into a sort of memorial to her. We were going to attend a talk and planetarium show in the hotel about the lines and Maria Reiche, but there were technical problems so instead the guide gave us a quick 10 minute overview of some key ...
... city painted in bright colours with quaint cobbled streets and plazas full of pots of red flowering geraniums. Quite luxurious – these nuns knew how to live!
It appeared on the way to Arequipa that Gerties squeak, Peter had tried to fix at La Paz, was still there. Now trying to stop squeaks and rattles on a Land Rover is like to trying to herd cats, almost impossible. But this one was really loud and tracked down to the fan just catching the cowling ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet