Arequipa: Sunday Night

On Sunday, after church and visiting the monastery, Amanda and I wandered around the old downtown area of Arequipa.  Although not quite as charming as Cusco, Arequipa is still a lovely city, with many fine examples of Spanish colonial architecture.  Almost all of the buildings (old as well as new) are constructed from the white “sillar” stone, which is a volcanic rock native to the area.  For this reason the city is often referred to as the “white city.”  When the white stone cathedral was lit up at night, I thought it looked an awful lot like one of our temples.


La Catedral

After strolling the streets and taking some photos in the last daylight, we found a Peruvian-French restaurant and had supper.  I had cream of mushroom soup and a stuffed pepper that was tasty (but would have been better if they hadn’t put raisins in it). 

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Rocoto Relleno (stuffed pepper)

One comment

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Very interesting. Dinner looks good.
    Lady

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: