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Wednesday 27th August
We arrived in Lima today, this is going to be a very short diary entry because so far we haven't found anything too memorable about Lima worth writing about or coming back for.
My advice to anyone coming to South America is to avoid Lima at all cost, which you won't be able to because all roads in Peru lead to Lima.< …
... class for the evening, so after a quick lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant, we got ready to be picked up.
Unfortunately, the chef teaching us had just broken up with his girlfriend the night before, and was slightly depressed, disorganised and a bit sharp at times. After a trip to the local market, we learnt to cook a number of dishes, such as Papa a la Huancaina, Causa rellana, and mango ceviche, together with pisco sours. It was ...
... We really were going to visit some museums, and just sample the food a bit on the side. Little did we know that Lima is known worldwide for its gastronomy. And after wandering through the Museo Larco, we learned the Archeological Museum was closed. So we began our planned 4mi walk across town to a famous cebicheria called La Mar.
At La Mar, there was roughly a 2h wait, but somehow we managed to snag two bar seats immediately. Front row view of the kitchen action, and a ...
... and then to the cinema for the first time in ages and watched 'The Wolf on Wall Street'.
Tuesday 4th February - Day 133
Up until now we've delayed buying souvenirs because of the practical issues that come with living out of just one bag. But the colourful wares of Peru have been too hard to resist and we decided we'd just buy an extra to put everything in! That's all I'll say ...
... Amor. At the
park, there is a giant sculpture of two people making love on top of
a platform. It is kind of an “x-rated sculpture”, depending on
who is looking, but it has become symbolic of Miraflores and people
flock to the park, especially lovers (for inspiration and
guidance???). They spend time laying on the grass, holding hands
while whispering “sweet nothings” in each others ears.
in front ...