Arequipa - Shopping and eating
08.11.2012 - 08.11.2012 72 °F
We Made it! We were able to make the plane and get to Arequipa. We got to the hotel "San Agustin Posada del Monasterio" and for $73 US is was nice. The beds and pillows could have been better but it was clean and friendly. I can really say that about the last place. Very over price for the want we got.
The Arequipa is made in the traditional colonial sense. The main square is full of nice shop for us tourist to spend their money in just like we did. I got my lovely wife a nice jacket made of baby alpaca. Everything we go is good quality and the prices we reasonable. I would recommend saving room in your luggage and picking up thing here.
We have another early fight and next time I think we would stay here longer. I don’t think we will go back to Chile. For the entry fee of $160 each US person to just enter the country, I rather take my money here and spend it in the local economy and be able to being home some memory and goodies. It to bad that Chile don’t see the impact that the entry fees has.
I think that Mara and I both have decided to check off Chile on our places to retire. Chile has good infrastructure, but the prices are the same in the US, with more people. So far I like what I see in Peru.
For the Travel blog, I think I’m going to set it up to be in a easier to read format.
Stories and Experience:
We had a lot of fun checking out the shop in Arequipa
What To Do:
Shopping, eating and the nightlife.
Stay a few days. We found a few people did the same as we did to get a lower airfare to Cusco, a one-day stop in Arequipa. There is more there to check out. Two days stay would be the minimal I would stay next time
Gear and Advise:
We found using the credit cards were least charge