Arequipa was exactly what we needed after out time in the jungle and our 60-hour bus marathon. Coming from Bolivia, Peru seems ultra-modern and paradisiacal. There’s fast Internet! There’s soft serve ice cream! What a dreamland. We stayed for two nights in Arequipa, taking leisurely strolls around town and enjoying the fantastic architecture and mountain views. Arequipa seemed to us a very modern, well-off, and livable city. We’d love to go back and spend more time!
Arequipa's Plaza de Armas
Volcán El Misti behind the Plaza de Armas
Cool tree/totem pole in Yanahuara neighborhood
Night view from our hostel's rooftop