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AdvantagesIntriguing past, beautiful interiors, peaceful atmosphere

DisadvantagesThe history that made it possible

...The convent of Santa Catalina doesn't look much from the outside. Its long outer wall blanks off one side of an otherwise busy street near Arequipa's central square. Arequipa is known as the "white city" because much of it is built of sillar, the local white volcanic stone, but time has stained the convent's porous sillar exterior a dingy grey. The effect is not so much forbidding as simply...

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“Tranquility in Arequipa”

published 23/05/2011

AdvantagesWell preserved, colourful convent

DisadvantagesNothing major

...Santa Catalina Monastery (as it seemes to be called locally) is one of the main attractions to the Peruvian colonial town of Arequipa. Technically it is a convent, and was founded in 1580. Although there are some nuns still living there apparently (I didn't see any, they are in another part), it is actually a very popular tourist attraction and is also available to hire for private parties (they...

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“Secret Santa”

published 13/10/2014

AdvantagesFun and exciting, lovely scent

DisadvantagesExpensive unless you manage to break it up

...My favourite store, Lush, released several limited edition items in time for Christmas. Included among them were several bath products. One particularly exciting item was the Secret Santa ballistic. Several months ago a super-exclusive fragrance called HQ was made available for an extremely limited time. This fragrance was designed to recreate the smell of a whole Lush shop, using the most...

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