Hostal Las Camelias
Travel Blogs from Lima
... has been set!
So that's Day 1 in a nutshell (and the day's not even over!). Tomorrow, I take an 8 hour bus ride north to the Andean adventure town of Huaraz where I will surround myself, and subsequently geek out like crazy, with mountains, rock climbing, and anything else Nature throws my way. I'll update again in the next few days once the bus and altitude sickness wear off. Thanks for reading!
Back to Lima via Chincha. Lunch with Alberto's 96 year old sister in a 300 year old hacienda - now a hotel - which she lived in as a young girl. Some 300 year old olive trees planted by the Jesuits in the garden, which still bear fruit. Dawn has an awful cold which is making her life miserable. Tomorrow have to be ...
Then another bus ride to Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Perú (I'm glad "I" wasn't driving!).
Alejandra used the museum to give us an overview of Peruvian history up to Incan rule. The museum and presentation was informative and provides the foundation for what we start to see tomorrow when we fly to Cusco.
Now, there's time for a little blogging before a reception at 6:30 followed by dinner.
It's been a good day!
... cook for ourselves.
Actually, it would have been very hard to cook anything at all in our beautiful, all-white, shiny apartment. There is a cooker but no pots, pans or cooking utensils. When we mentioned this to our exchanger’s beautiful ‘PA’ Rachel, she came rushing round with a very small frying pan and a spatula - and two stools so that we could sit down to eat the meals she thought we might create. Other than the ...
Paul our taxi driver (Official Yellow
Taxi) was already at the gate when we showed up at 9 am. Our deal
with him was; 150 nuevo soles, equivalent to US$60.00 for touring the
whole day until 6:00 pm.
Our main destination was the main
square in Lima, which is called Plaza de Armas. The drive to Lima,
which is 20 minutes from Callao, is fairly typical of any city.
There are small business establishments, residential houses, lots of