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Travel Blogs from Lima
... our time in Lima. It was a very middle class population, at least it was around all the places we saw during our time there.
From an architectural point of view the Spanish influence is very obvious in many of the old buildings and Churches.
Traffic however reminded us of Manila. Bumper to bumper with crazy vehicles going everywhere and over crowded busses. On our first day we spent the morning walking around our area and ...
... of the guards was at 12, The guards, came out of the building did a display and went back inside. It was so boring.
Then a snack at Tanta the Empanda was great S/10 with a surprising expensive Coke zero S/6.5, but it was just off the plaza.
Queirolo - Cholo con Quese S/7
Pata Huareialla S/8
Coke Zero S/2.5
Punto Azul - Tiradito 29
White Wine 12
Phrase of the day: La cuenta por favor (Bill please)
... that to go to the famous sites of Peru – Paracas, Nazca, Cusco, etc – would entail days of travelling and as we only had ten in Lima, we decided we would stay local and explore Lima and its surrounds.
However, Pachacamec is only about 40kms from the city and we really enjoyed our day out to this amazing temple, built by the Incas in the 15th century. The actual site dates back to 2000 BC and archaeologists are still ...
... buildings, were fortunate to have survived. In 1988, the historic
district became a UNESCO World Heritage site. In terms of
preservation, it is remarkable.
We started our tour at the Cathedral.
As was expected, it is the most visited area in the square. This is
where Pizarro's tomb lies just at the small chapel at the entrance,
on the right. The cathedral is huge and spectacular with its high,
awe-inspiring artist painted ceilings. ...
... connection. Luckily they were still in the process of boarding the plane, so we made it with enough time to spare, and a couple hours later we were at our final destination. So I'm sure by now you're really rather curious as to exactly where I am (or not!), though I'm sure I've mentioned this to some of you at least. But ok, enough stalling already! After finally collecting my bag, I walked out of Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru at 3:30 in the ...