El Doral Hotel
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... head back to the hotel to get rest up for going out to town tonight. We decided to walk back, while it did help burn off some of the food, we did have some trouble with walking down the streets only to find the footpaths would just disappear and what was before a footpath was now a road, or a bus only lane, we just had to keep hard against the buildings in case some car didn't see us. Upon returning to the hotel we had a bit of a chat with some people for one of ...
The sun starts shining in through the window and has me slowly alert and as I roll over, I accidentally elbow Leesh waking her up. Leesh had thought I was purposely waking her up, whoops! So we were up a little earlier than anticipated but as we only had one day in Lima, not such a bad thing to happen. We get up and head down to the kitchen and have our usual breakfast of oats and fruit. We didn't really have a plan of attack for today other than a few errands and a few sights ...
... a group tour meeting at 7 p.m. There are 13 in the group plus 3 guides. A mixture of nationalities and ages with us being somewhere in the middle. Just time to walk into the centre for a group meal before bed. Food was good and portions rather too large but went down well with a few Pisco Sours.
The bus ride took four and a half hours. Lima is home to one third of the countiry's population (7mill+) and is the second driest capital in the world after Cairo. The day is overcast but warm. Ideal city conditions. I am staying in the upper class Miraflores area. It is full of chains and western shops. My flip flops broke yesterday which, given that they are only four months old is pretty disappointing. I managed to pick up a new pair in when of ...
... to the beach and cliff side mall (23 degrees with sunshine, Christmas tree and Christmas songs playing was so surreal!), cocktails, chess (keeping tradition) and then dinner and bed at 8pm (1am uk time). Helens first experience of an 8 bedded dorm- not bad!