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Travel Blogs from Lima
... amusement park and paid 4 Sols ($1.30 each). This park is featured in the Guinness book of records for being the largest park with the most fountain displays.
The main water and light show with music put Las Vegas' Bellagio Fountains to shame. It was amazing. All the other fountains were different and some interactive. It was fun watching people attempting to do the water maze as not one of them stayed dry.
We went to bed ...
... definitely a mark of the more upscale nature of the district, and the accumulated and elevated wealth of its inhabitants.
A venture out of the comforts of Miraflores proved this; one of our first days, before our trip to Eco Truly, we went into the city centre, and immediately saw a different side to the city. We walked around on busy streets, continuously approached by people, ate bad ceviche, and didn't quite know what ...
... sea bird island and Palomino is a residence and refuge for millions of sea lions. They are all quite spectacular and the birds were amazing (oh, Barbara, we wish you could have been with us). There were lots of shy little Humboldt penguins lining the lower rocks but quite the most spectacular sight was the sea lions – literally thousands of them! The noise was almost deafening; as they honked and bickered amongst themselves. They are ...
... br> there was the tomb of the first archbishop of Lima. The altar was
also huge, just like Pizarro's. The tomb was glass covered, which
let you see through to down below where he was buried.
Following the guide, we explored every
detail of the church altar, including the intricately carved forty
three (43) wooden seats for the choir, and the pulpit for the priest.
On the left side of the cathedral were altars with different saints,
... on the flight over was that they ticket could only be refunded within 24 hours and only if purchased within 10 days of the date of travel. Luckily I was covered for the latter part, but still needed to submit the paperwork as soon as possible. At about 8:00am I headed a short distance to the closest branch and got everything sorted out. Only to be told that it would take up to 30 days for the refund to go through. Why can things never be easy?! Oh well, on a ...