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Travel Blogs from Lima
... 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 ...
... br> this led him to acquire an extensive collection of pre-columbian
treasure, as well as the many weapons on display.
The Tumi cuchillo, (knife in Spanish),
is the most important piece of his collection in the Gold Museum. It
represents uses for both religious, and medicinal purposes. It was
used by the Lambayeque, during the period of 900 -1450 AD.
“The high priest used the Tumi for
sacrifices. The sacrifices ...
Parting with my family and friends at the airport after one of the best months of my life was difficult. Argentina has always been on my travel wish list and I cannot think of a better way of spending it than in Jehovah's service alongside his people. One final stop before my return to Panama was a 20 hour layover in Lima, Peru. Since I am not one to sit around in an airport, I took this time to blitz the city and take in as many sights as possible. I took the bus ...
... our accommodation after the 3.5hr bus ride. Pisco suffered a major earthquake in 2007 which basically demolished most of the city and killed 800 people. It has been a slow path to recovery for this township.
The next morning we had an early start with a plan to visit the Ballestas Islands. We packed up our bags, left them in storage at the Hotel and went to the dock where we were to catch the boat. The ...
... play park for kids and an aquatic area with penguins and seals. Some of the enclosures were amazing, the feline area was the best, Jaguars, tigers and Lions all in very clear view. Other highlights were, bears, giant turtles and the hippos. The hippos were fantastic, I've seen lots of hippopotamus is various zoos around the world and usually they are boring and just lay under water or on the ground but these ones put on a real show, playing and even opening their mouths wide ...
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