Hotel Yuri Gagarin

139 San Amadeo de Garagay, Lima, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Lima

Over half way :-(

A travel blog entry by kathy.turner

... as any of the changing of the guards I've seen before in Sweden, London, Budapest, Vienna etc. still very cool. Next was a monastery. Shaken a bit by earth quakes, and only slightly leaning walls. One of the only two oldest standing buildings in Lima. Under the chapel we went down into the grave area (also called something much cooler which I can't remember right now, sitting on a plane feeling like I want to sleep). There were human bones everywhere, ...

Working in a huaca in Lima

A travel blog entry by franmullineux


... was impressive - the pattern on Emma's cloth was clearly distinguishable as being two birds, whilst mine was at least noticeably cleaner! At this point we were given two more textiles to start work on, which were obviously more important, although we wouldn't have the time to complete them. Mine was a beautiful (but incredibly fragile) bag which had been used to carry skeins of wool. Diana showed us the skeins that had been found in it and also a miniature loom complete with a piece ...

¡Adios! Goodbye from Lima, Peru!

A travel blog entry by sdbaker99


... different sandwiches (one chicken and one roast beef) to split so we'd have a taste of two kinds and we ordered what were probably the best french fries I've ever had to accompany the sandwiches (which were also delicious). The four of us took our dinner to the local park across the street to enjoy the beautiful evening and eat outside on the grass - a Pervian picnic. Little did we know this was the home to what seems to be every feral cat on the face of the planet. ...

Day 9: Working Day in Lima

A travel blog entry by msj322


... it was very safe, and a very easy walk. It took only 10 minutes, and the weather was perfect. It made me think how much I actually enjoy walking to and from the office at home.

The dinner tonight may have been the best all around experience thus far. Raul invited Hugo, Carl, and myself to a place on the ocean called Cala. The upstairs was the fine dining, and the down stairs was a upscale bar area. We had ...

A Day in Peru

A travel blog entry by eoinshirl


... This was an adobe pyramid shaped structure in the middle of the city that is now Lima and was built between 200BC and 200AD.

The recent excavation, including the mummy of a 30 year old female weaver, has shown the site to be a village, burial ground and a sacred temple that honoured someone of the highest rank. A museum on site housed ancient artefacts as well as decorated pumpkins that were used in place of pottery that was still ...


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