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... Barranca, it is a windy road and the week previous a local bus had plummeted off the cliff killing 35. Bus travel in Peru definitely has it's risks, drivers are not always sober, think they are rally drivers, and can fall asleep as they do super long journeys without a second driver. The buses are not always in the best of condition to say the least. That is why it is advisable to to pay the extra for a safer tourist bus, but none of them go from Barranca to Huaraz. Why ...
... and headed in to central Lima for a final spot of sightseeing. Enjoyed the beautiful architecture of Plaza Mayor and took a tour of the church and convent San Francisco... Visited the catacombs and saw a painting of the last supper with tells is that in fact Jesus ate Guinea Pig! This evening I met up with Migue from couchsurfing who took me out drinking and dancing in Barranco for a few hours. Lovely man, a good first experience from couchsurfing ...
... people. Unfortunately, we were all exhausted and when we arrived to our hostel, The House Project, at 6 am, we were told that our room would not be ready until 2 pm. That left us eight hours to explore before we could put our heads down on our pillows.
Our hostel is in Miraflores, a lovely, clean, hip part of the city on the Pacific Coast. We headed down to the beach, just a half mile or so from the hostel, and walked along the water, watching the surfers, ...
... their wine and pisco (another alcoholic drink). Following the tour, everyone had a shot of each different drink which warmed our bellies.
The next morning the tour had arranged a visit to the Chauchilla Cemetery where there was an array of mummies that were preserved in the desert. I forfeited this trip to go and lodge a police report about the phone while Rach joined the group to the cemetery.
... us the best meal we'd had in weeks.
The next day we got up to do a little sightseeing. Unfortunately we couldn't visit the archaeological site of Huaca Pucclana, an adobe pyramid of the Lima culture dating back from 400AD because somehow the Peruvians decided that Tuesday was a good day to shut a tourist attraction. So we went straight to the historic centre. There were a couple of nice squares, in particular the Plaza Major, which contained the impressive government ...