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I arrived into Lima from Cusco, still feeling unprepared in terms of the amount of Spanish I could speak, but excited nonetheless. I was met at the airport by Mario and taken to Maritza's apartment which was to be my home for the next two weeks. Maritza lives on the seventh floor in a beautiful apartment opposite a park, so it was very easy to feel at home there! Sadly, the fog obscured our view of the sea but I was assured that during the summer months (it's the middle of winter here ...
... weather here. By lunch time the mist burns off and the days have then been warm and pleasant.
At 2pm we were picked up for a tour of the historic city centre, especially St Francis monastery. The monastery library and Moorish tiles were a highlight - unfortunately no photos allowed. Under the church are catacombs with the bones of c.70,000 people - quite macabre; Susie made it through the whole catacombs, I was happy to leave early!
Then it ...
... a man
in a loincloth dancing with a few musicians – we are on a nice pedestrianized street
surrounded by print works, so there is the constant but not unpleasant presence
of old fashioned machines clacking away.
Had a wander over to the ruins of the old city walls – very underwhelming
though nice views to the colourful little houses crammed together on nearby
... party. Light music, drinks, food, food, and more food. We met people from all different backgrounds: A guy that lived in NC and now is a pilot in Lima, a energy contractor from Boliva, and a life long residents of Lima.
Tomorrow begins a 7 day stretch of the most extreme travel I will encounter on my trip. I will leave for the jungle of Peru bordering the Amazon tomorrow night. Stay tuned, I have a feeling things will get interesting. ...
... tea. I'm feeling kinda lonely on the bus because Paul and I aren't sitting together but we get up occasionally to talk to each other. It took us about 2hrs to get to the bus station from the time we got to the beginning of the city. This place is big! Close to the bus station there was this really big market. It reminded me of the markets that amazing race always brings their racers too. We didn't go there but it was very busy looking from the outside. Once at the station ...