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Travel Blogs from Lima
... our final one meeting at a park bizarrely named Parque 7 de Junio (my birthday!). We later found it that it received that name after the Battle of Arica between Chile and Peru, fought on 7 June 1880. The park was full of cats, a nice change from the stray dogs we were used to seeing in South America. The tour group boarded a bus taking us to downtown Lima, where we witnessed the Changing of the Guard, and learnt a bit about the history of Lima. ...
... a walk back to hotel using a different route. As we left the mall there was a guy paragliding along the cliff edge which looked really cool. We took some time out to catchup with emails and laundry. In the evening we walked to a Central Park area where we mixed with the locals and checked out the craft stalls and art works. The parks had street food carts and hundreds of cats. Meal at a local ...
... walking trails and parks along the cliffside, peppered with art, benches, exercise areas, play areas, gardens, and even a skate/dirt bike park. It's also one of the only places we can walk around town without the endless din of honking taxis and hurried commuters. It has quickly become our favorite part of town.
Actually, walking along the cliffs might be our second favorite part of town. The first is the food. Lima is a foodie capital, and we made a point to 'tour' the ...
... matter of souvenirs, you'll all have to wait and see what we've bought back.
Wednesday 5th February - Day 134
Today we said goodbye to Lima. To be honest we weren't too upset. With 9.5 million people, Lima is enormous and getting anywhere was a nightmare. At midday we jumped on our bus and set off on another 17 hour journey to the beachside town of Mancora in the north of the country.
... vessel used for keeping coca leaves, and lots of clothing with
In the Vase Room, there were a
variety of vases that contained liquids, which were used for
different rites. There were golden drinking vessels, pots of gold in
the shape of birds, and gold rattle drinking vessels. They were
mostly used by the high priest who carried out religious ceremonies;
worshipping the sun.
The Mummy Room displayed