Hotel Yuri Gagarin

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

Flesh of the Gods

A travel blog entry by chimichenga on Sep 03, 2014

46 photos

... the souls of the dead into the judgment hall of Osiris the deceased person has a pine cone attached to the crown of his head. The Greek mystics also carried a symbolic staff, the upper end being in the form of a pine cone, which was called the thyrsus of Bacchus. In the human brain there is a tiny gland called the pineal body, which is the sacred eye of the ancients, and corresponds ...

Second Home Peru - My Hotel in Barranco, Lima

A travel blog entry by my.vagabond.way on Jun 14, 2014

40 photos

... finally dragged myself away from my serenaders, walked across the bridge and stumbled head first into a chocolate fest! Another serendipitous moment – I couldn't believe my luck! Just like our Sunday Farmgate Markets in Hobart, only stalls and stalls of chocolate products.
Samples to try at every stall – hot chocolate drinks, chocolate bars, chocolate cup cakes, pisco with chocolate (similar to Baileys, only with Pisco), chocolate bakeries and ...

Entertaining myself as a lonesome traveller

A travel blog entry by fionamary on Jun 06, 2014

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... only 7 of us doing the full 12 day tour). Everyone seems lovely, most of us are from England! There's one girl from Texas and a couple from Australia. I'm looking forward to getting to know them all over the next 12 days. It's warmer here in Lima - 21 degrees but was still cloudy when I arrived. We're all going out for dinner together tonight then probably having an early night as we fly to Cusco at 9am tomorrow - bring on the high ...

LAX-LIM

A travel blog entry by conrad.bear on Mar 04, 2014

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... After 3 large glasses of red wine I slept most of the 6 hour flight.

There was a few moments of anxious searching I found my taxi. There were a lot of boards, and people saying taxi.

It was 01:00 by the time I arrived at the hostel, but they were waiting up for me.

Phrase for the day: Me llamo … (me ya-mo) My name is
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The unexpected

A travel blog entry by mgr.2013 on Dec 13, 2013

1 comment, 4 photos

... catacombs. Bodies used to be buried beneath the church as there were no cemeteries. The burial ceremony would be held in the church and then the body would be handed over to the Franciscan monks, who put them in pits before moving them to a central burial. There were many bones and skulls to see and it looked a bit like a mass grave, as you would see today at the scene of some atrocity. Apparently, there are further catacombs ...

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