Hotel Casa Blanca
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... which isn't so appealing to me, though I feel I should try ceviche, the national dish. It is raw fish marinated in lime juice with chilies. Everyone says it's really good, but it sounds revolting. Maybe I'll just have a taste of someone else's. Another common food in Peru is guinea pig - not sure about that one either.
By the time we got home it was just after 10 but felt much later. It was such a busy ...
... somewhere that would serve us something simple – eggs and bread – this proved unexpectedly difficult in this town, despite our ever-improving Spanish.
Our trip for the day was to Baņos del Inca, a middle-class suburb 6 km from town. The place is famous for the synonymous Inca baths, which are promoted enthusiastically by our guide book and the locals. To get there, we caught a ‘combi’ – a small minibus, run privately, ...
... of leaving early to beat the crowds was a joke. Like we said before Lima has 10 million people in and I think they were all on the Metroplition bus we went on. To jump on the Metropoliton we worked out you need a card to load (kind of like the oyster car in London) your money onto and then that gets scanned for you to enter the platform to then get on the bus WELL noone told us that because we got on the bus initially with the tour and it was all done for ...
Judy and I had a great last morning in Cusco, visiting with Peggy! the owner of Torre Dorada and meeting her family. Peggy Kalinowski was an AFS student in Ohio when she was 16. She then went to college in Spain and studied mathematics, later changing her major to languages. She found a good job as a translator in Spain. she later moved to Switzerland when she got a job with the World Trade organization as a translator of documents. ...
A couple of blocks from here flagged down a combi to Ventanillas de Otuzco, a rocky hillside carved with funerary niches for 1 sol. It was a scenic spot though it is hard to see into the niches to see the many chambered ones, room for all the family! I could see by the way some were carved that they used to have doors and from the size of the niches, must have been interred in the foetal position. A trip to the museum in the Women’s Hospital later confirmed this ...
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