Friday, January 24, 2014

The White City: Arequipa

Arequipa (Sucre a close second) has got to be my favourite city we went to during our whistle-stop tour around Peru and Bolivia.


I actually don't know. It's most probably a combination of the fact that the city is stunning but also the (soppy alert) hilarious and enduring memories of the place (we stayed at Wild Rover, it could possibly be the reason why.) We also arrived in Arequipa just before it was celebrating its birthday and preparations for the festivities were in place. It's a shame we weren't able to stay around for the celebrations but unfortunately our time travelling had almost come to an end.

Oh and did I mention the food? We went to Mercado San Camilo and the food there is AMAZING and pretty cheap as well. I got this mountain of ceviche for around 4 soles ($1.75) Incredible.

The fact that the sun was shining even during winter and the temperatures were still around 20C made Arequipa all the more agreeable.

Have you been to Arequipa? What were your favourite Peruvian dishes?

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