dolls in the church

More days in Arequipa/ Dolls in Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa [YQrtw Day 101 Jul 19]

Location: Arequipa, Peru

I’ve decided to extend my stay in Arequipa to Monday. One of the main reason is that I really really dislike the act of travelling (getting from Point A to Point B) so I want to delay my 10-hour bus ride from Arequipa to Cusco.

Today was the last day of Spanish class. Both my teachers gave me farewell gifts–a book of coupons and a box of chocolates. That was really sweet of them.

In the evening, I visited the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa which only opens at 7am and 5pm. The church has a wooden “devil” crushed under something heavy.

The devil in the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
The devil in the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

The basilica also has a few dolls dressed up in lavish dresses and some with beads of tears on their face.

Dolls in the church
Dolls in the church

Other interesting photos for the day were:

Two-storeyed cactus
Two-storeyed cactus
Slightly creepy manequins for wedding dresses
Slightly creepy manequins for wedding dresses
Wedding dresses in Arequipa
Wedding dresses in Arequipa

I’ll leave you with a few photos of the sights in Arequipa from earlier in the afternoon.

Beautiful door at Interbank in Arequipa
Beautiful door at Interbank in Arequipa
Arequipa's municipal theater
Arequipa’s municipal theater
Courts of Arequipa (?)
Courts of Arequipa (?)

Fountain in Arequipa

A church in Arequipa
A church in Arequipa

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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