Arequipa, Peru

Posted by Cassie, August 16th, 2010

We arrived in Arequipa, Peru the night before their big celebration of founder´s day. The city was packed full of people, and we barely managed to find a hotel room for the night. The next day, there was an eight hour long parade throughout the city. People came from all over South America to participate in the parade. In our hotel, there were some men that traveled 16 hours by bus from the jungle to dance in the parade. It was a very impressive parade! Arequipa is a city that was founded by the Spanish, so it definitely has a more Spanish feel to it. The parade was a little different than the parades we saw in Bolivia with more Spanish-style dancing than indigenous dancing. Check out the photos.

The parade ended at 9:00 at night in the Plaza de Armas

The parade ended at 9:00 at night in the Plaza de Armas

Arequipa is known for its amazing food, and we have not been disappointed! Everything we´ve had in the city has been delicious. We finally found a place that had doner kebab, and we had our first doner kebab since we left Europe! Unfortunately, Peru is much more expensive than Bolivia, so we´re no longer able to eat dinner at nice restaurants for less than $10. 🙁

Doner kebab!

Doner kebab!

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2 Responses to “Arequipa, Peru”


estas bebiendo pisco aqui???


No estamos bebiendo pisco- es jugo de papaya arequipeña, mucho mejor! En el desfile, estabamos rocinando con pisco, muy grosero! Pensabamos que era aqua el primero, pero era pisco.

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