Lima

I had one day before the first day of the tour, so I got to spend it wandering around Miraflores and fighting the effects of jetlag.

I can recommend going for a walk along the edge of the Pacific and just wandering the gardens. I also took a city bus tour which took in the sites and a visit to the catacombs which I'd recommend to anyone who wasn't afraid of skulls.

The following day I met Jansen, my roomie for the next three weeks, we wandered around the ruins of Huaca Pucllana an Inca site literally right in the middle of town. Its only half the size it once was and it was made out of adobe (clay bricks). The number of bricks is mind boggling.

That evening we met up with the rest of the group, had an amazing dinner at Panchita. I've never heard of the chef, but looking for a URL I find its considered one of the top restaurants in Peru. I can believe it. If you're there, go in. Get the swordfish kabab, make sure you get it juicy and they're orgasmically good. Talk about setting the bar high for the rest of the trip.

Alas, my time in Lima was short, as we flew out the following morning for Cusco.


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Miraflores Church and Parque Central
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View of the Pacific shore at Lima
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Bridge in Miraflores
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The Lovers Statue in Parque del Amor
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Looking north up the coast
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The central footpath on Av Jose Pardo
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This house in Lima had a bizarre statue garden
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This lion overlooks Ovalo de Miraflores and is nicknamed Guardian of the City
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Parque Central in Miraflores
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Fountain and entrance to Parque Central
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Parque Cervantes
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Victor Raul statue and tribute park
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Plaza Miguel Grau
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Surrounds of Plaza de San Martin
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Surrounds of Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de San Martin
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Plaza de Armas
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Palacio de Gobierno
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Cathedral of Lima and Plaza de Armas
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Cathedral of Lima
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San Cristobal mountain
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San Francisco Monastery
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Every monastery needs an armoured car
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San Francisco Monastery
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San Cristobal looking up Abancay
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Close up of the gryphons in the Palace of Justice
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Palace of Justice
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The expressway and 28 de Julio. Just normal Lima traffic
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One of the many churches in Lima
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Still figuring out where this is
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And back to Miraflores
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Large bowl with seals found in the ruins at Huaca Pucllana
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Huaca Pucllana, my first Inca ruins, right in the middle of town
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Made out of adobe bricks because they didn't have rocks
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They're still escavating it
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One of the tombs in which they found evidence of human sacrifice
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See what I mean about it being in the middle of town
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The sides, showing how high it was
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A cotton bush
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Alpacas
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Then back to the coast, I want to go paragliding now
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Lighthouse at Parque El Faro, Miraflores
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The cliffs suffer from erosion
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The lovers again
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Looking back up past Parque del Amor, Raimondi and El Faro
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Rosa Nautica 02
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Looking south towards Parque Salazar (on the left) and Aqua Dulce
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Av Jose Pardo
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