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Travel Blogs from Lima
... host who made a lot of time to show us around the giant city of 9 million people. It is wintertime in Lima, which means 3 solid months of a thick cloud cover and drizzle at night, but we still had a blast--there are a lot of entertaining things to do and see!
To find some vitamin D, we next visited the strange town called Huacachina, an oasis surrounded by desert and sand dunes. I spent my birthday there, with Kalin and Marta (and one of my best friends, ...
... cost us half to a third what it'd cost in Toronto. The next day we tried to fit in as much of Lima as we could. We spent most of the morning and afternoon exploring Lima's historical centre. We visited the beautiful Plaza De Armas to see the changing of the guards ceremony. Interesting to see that it actually seemed like there were more local Peruvians than tourists. Tony and I got a lot of stares - not sure if cuz we were Asian or because we were so ...
... felt it I guess it wasn't particularly strong. After the cathedral we walked through the square which is where Pizarro founded Lima and then around the corner to the San Francisco Church and monastery (where Megan's uni friend had been waiting for us). At this large church there are the catacombs which served as Lima's first public cemetery. The whole church and it's buildings are undergoing restoration and photography is banned. Inside we visited the old library; it's the type ...
Haven't had access to my laptop for the past few days so that is the explanation to my lack of posts!
On Thursday, we went to the special needs orphanage. Me and chloe were put in one of the bedrooms and had to dress the children after being showered, which was pretty ********sidering we knew nothing about their needs and requirements. Izzy was in the physiotherapy room, where she was massaging a little girl with oil. I took one of the ...
... with the inflation level of the boat, so it was all good!! And I can say that the rafting was fantastic. The water was warm (unless I was getting a facefull of rapids), the Class 3 rapids were wild, and the view was awesome. Lining the river were ancient Incan ruins and terraces. If you had a chance to whitewater raft through Incan ruins, wouldn't you?
At 11am, we cleaned up, and checked out of our "floor model" suite. We flagged a ...
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