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Travel Blogs from Lima
... following the suggested route in the guide book. Our timing was excellent as we arrived at the Plaza de Armas to see the changing of the guards, which was a pretty impressive ceremony of marching with a brilliant brass band. We were pretty hungry so tucked into some simple sandwiches filled with piles of meat at El Chinito, washed down with a tasty chicha morada, a purple corn drink vaguely like Ribena but nicer!
Fuelled by all that meat, we went to ...
... preserved houses, and
cathedral; we waited for the changing of the Presidential guard
which occurs daily at 11:45 am. We witnessed the Presidential band,
rehearsing behind the palace.
por favor, uno fotographia, “ I pleaded to the guard. “No,
Senora, No pwedo,” he replied. With that reply, I gave him a very
sorrowful look and then I showed him the Canadian key chain hanging
on my backpack and ...
... oddly comfort-foodish anticucho, all of it so rich and savory. It was a much welcomed indulgence after spending some days and weeks with folks of more modest means in which whole meals might mean being served just a heaping plate of rice with maybe a boiled egg. Believe it or not, I had all of this in the space of less than 12 hours:
Chorritos ala Chalaca: mussels served on the half shell marinated in lime and piled with onion, cilantro, tomato served ...
... some awesome waves during the swell, while also paying more than I could actually afford for food and accommodation. Unfortunately, the day the swell hit I stepped on a cluster of sea urchins (Irizos del mar) while exiting the water. This totally ****** me for the rest of the weekend swell, and come to show, is still ******* me over. My time in Punta Hermosa, however, was not a complete shambles. I managed to meet some awesome local surfers, a photographer ...
... to find Marco and Veruska. They took us home to Aldo’s parent’s house where we met the family.
Introductions were made; thanks mostly to Veruska who helped translate pretty much everything we said. We met Aldo’s parents Atilo and Lucia and his other sister Marianela. Aldo had gone to the trouble of arranging a detailed itinerary for the 4 days we were in Lima and prearranged ...