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... Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside. But it was an impressive tour with the most interesting part being led down under the church to see the catacombs.
It was a little creepy, like in Paris, underground tunnels where there are bones and skulls all piled up around and the air was thin.
We then checked out the night market in one of the parks.
After dinner that night we caught a taxi to go to the ...
... other. We predominantly stayed in Miraflores, where we visited Huaca Pucllana, did some shopping near the central park, and spent long days in the sun in the park that lines the coast. Though reportedly being the second driest capital in the world, after Cairo, Miraflores was green and felt anything but dry. Parks and small green oasises were everywhere. Maintenance crews and gardeners were everywhere too, keeping the district ...
... so much so that they even have a House of Gastronomy Museum. This was rather more pleasant than the Inquisition Museum we went to yesterday, which was blood-thirsty, to say the least.
The highlight of this fortnight has been our visit to the Islas Palomino which are the biggest islands in Peru. They are desert islands – just sand and rock - but San Lorenzo is a navy zone, El Fronton an old prison island, Cabinzas is the ...
... was a bit dark
inside, we could see several small altars on each side of the
cathedral. The floors were shiny, black and white carerra marble.
Pizarro's tomb was an all-encompassing, massive burial chamber, and
so decorated that it made me reflect on what it must have been like
during his reign. Though he was the founder of Lima, he was also
despised for the way he terrorized, and enslaved the natives.
I walked further to the next ...
... central and a very touristy area, however, despite that it's not a great place to go out at night and drink if you're not a local because there are a lot of stories about things that happen to tourists and travellers. Unfortunately once I'd checked in though I couldn't sleep. This was more by choice as I needed to be at one of the flight agency branches to get my ticket refunded. See, one of the things that they didn't mention which I noticed while reading ...