Marlon's House Arequipa
Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Another night, another long bus journey...we arrived in Arequipa bleary-eyed and weary so once we found our hostel we collapsed into bed for a few hours to catch up on lost sleep.
When we awoke from our cat nap we began to appreciate our surroundings a little more. We had discovered 'Marlon's House' hostel online and opted to stay there …
... being made of white volcanic stone. Definitely the most beautiful city in Peru (we found). Our first time in Arequipa we were unable to try a lot of local cuisine but after hearing many limeños rave about how great Arequipa's food was we are ready to search and find out this month. We arrived at our volunteer house in Arequipa on November 24th and were greeted by Mel who is a grad student from England doing a year long internship with TNT. Our volunteer house ...
... of Big Sur. I found myself praying that the driver didn't get too drowsy, as we were maneuvering windy roads with precarious edges. I decided to doze a bit more and wait for the climb to Arequipa. Arequipa is a colonial town of stone- a white volcanic rock called, sillar. Giant stone cathedrals, monasteries, and cobblestone streets are protected by three gigantic volcanoes. The town resides at 7,000 feet. The air is thin. The sky ...
... Colca Lodge and Spa in Yanque (20mins from Chivay). This place is stunning. It is pretty expensive but well worth it, it has beautiful grounds and its own hot springs. Our room was like an English cottage with wooden beams and an open log fire, simply gorgeous! We relaxed in the hot springs and I had a brilliant facial - the spa is really nicely done. The next day we had a lie in then got a taxi to Chivay to catch a coach to Arequipa. I'm really glad we did an extra day in ...
... lemon, lime, onion, and chili pepper. Served with sweet potato and dried corn, ceviche was tasty. But I've been told that it's better in Lima, by the coast, where the fish is fresher. That weekend I also walked down to Puente de Fierro (Bolivar), a charming bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel and built in 1882.
After a night bus, Jason and I reached Cuzco, a smaller, more scenic, more touristy town in northeast Peru that is nestled at 11,200 feet above sea level.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility