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We finally arrived to Peru's Capital City of Lima ($8ea, 4hr) just a few days before Christmas. After finding a place to stay (Miraflores) we spent the next couple of days touring the waterfront and the tourist area of Miraflores. Both of which were quite beautiful.
On Christmas eve day we headed into Lima Central (Historical …
... Shaman spoke his prayers and blessings with the others from the Quero tribe and the cup was filled for each one of us. It did taste like medicine. And off we went again. Alongside lakes and little rivers. It felt like Frodo and his friends walking through middle earth. The sun shone on us dipping everything in a lovely light when we were all called out to stand in the sparkling, bubbling creek for a cleansing. I wasn't too sure but in the end curiosity won. Who would have ...
... the menu - we received a delicious salad, avocado and cucumber maki, and a tofu stir fry. Extremely tasty and surprisingly filling. We also polished off a bottle of red - getting us in the mood for our bar crawl.
We met the reps at the Parque 7 de Junio to find out that we were the only ones on the bar crawl!! We had the option to still do it, or to come back tomorrow, or to do today and tomorrow! We had nothing better to do so decided ...
... is a reflection of the relative political and social stability which currently exists in Peru
- we found the people charming and with a good sense of humour - and grateful for the current stability; I guess what all of us want is just a chance to get on with our lives...
- people seem to take their Catholicism seriously, although that doesn't translate into a repressive culture; there seem to be just as many magazines with scantily dressed woman on their covers as there are ...
What would a travel story be without a glitch in the airline parts?
After we boarded our plane in Chicago, we had to deplane. The airplane was broken. We certainly didn't want to fly a broken airplane! But we had a relatively close connection in Houston with no other flights until the next evening. Of course, there were meetings planned for all day the next day, so getting there on time would be good.
The airplane crew found us a new plane and we got on ...