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... thus the bones all over the place. When the Spanish came through, they were only interested in gold and left everything else.
The third bit of incongruity that struck me was the fact that the ruins were next to a makeshift slum on one side and a polo pitch on the other. Seriously. Impoverished desert slum, pre-historic ruins and manicured grass with thoroughbred ponies all within a 45 minute walk of one another. Tack on another 15 minutes and you could get ...
... out about it was through Geocaching. We also visited Plaza De Armas and Plaza San Martin, where we stopped into Gran Hotel Bolivar for a Pisco Sours and Chilcanos, typical Peruvian cocktails, as this is where they were refined in 1920s Lima. In the centre of the square is a statue of Madre Patria, commissioned in Spain to have a crown of flames. Although in Spanish the word (llama) has two meanings, so now she is there in all her glory with a mini llama ...
... us get by, but will not do when the situation involves new information, or something that is not accounted for within its own formal system. It is the right hemisphere that is the devil's advocate. Newtonian mechanics is a good approximation in the everyday world, but not a guide to how matter actually operates outside that framework. It seduces us with its plausibility. We start to believe the world is predictable, because in certain ...
... by a network of tunnels.
On the way back to Barranco we had Chifa (chinese) and some home made lemon meringue pie being sold at a stall on the main square. Very nice.......
Before we came to Lima, we met some people who said that it wasn´t a particularly nice city but we´ve loved it. We think it does make a difference where you stay and what you visit - we´d recommend it.
Tomorrow, a 10 hour bus journey north to Trujillo.
Sitting as I am in the business centre of our Aguas Calinetas hotel and struggling with a Spanish keyboard, I will leave the full description for another time. THIS meal was worth the wait. Come to Lima and see what a thoughtful chef does to illustrate the different flavours and climatic zones of this country.
Back at the B&B pack and ready ourselves to leave at 6.00am for the flight to Cuzco. Another day ...
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