Hotel La Molina
Travel Blogs from Lima
... i ended up with massive fruit plate with yogurt and sugar puffs! which they seem to think is granola out here! the fruit was good tho. Elisa ended up buying the biggest lemon merigue pie, it was ridiculous how tall it was with a tiny base and a mountain of meringue! We then go the bus back to the hostel.
I sat and updated my blog for a bit while Elisa tried to watch a film, there were all in spanish! Then ...
... for the university patrol, and plenty of others. I'm loving the slang here. I quickly picked up on local terms like "jato", which is similar to calling your house a crib, "flacas" (girls--literally means skinny ones), "manyas?" (roughly Know what I mean?), "chambiar" (trabajar--to work), "en one" (as in, "in one second", to express haste), etc. Then you have your normal vocab that changes from country to country, for example: palta (aguacate--avocado), paradero ...
... a lot of persuasion (or rather, begging), Jill agreed to take the plunge with me, in a manner of speaking. Although we both went tandem with different pilots, paragliding ranks highly in my opinion of possible Peruvian pastimes. It offers the best view in Lima – above the buildings but lower than the aircraft, with nothing to obstruct the panorama but a handful of cord.
That night, we walked through Miraflores to ...
... vistas one can find anywhere. There is simply nothing else in our
experience that comes close. Much has been written about Machu Pichu so we are
not going to add to it. Those interested should just Google it – its discovery
and possible reason for being are all well documented. But as what must be the
most unusual place to build a town at any time in history it sure takes some
We spent some four and
half hours there wandering around the ...
... This entails soldiers marching to the beat of instruments and doing elaborate marches. This draws large crowds every day.
Cathedral San Juan Evangelista
The biggest and most important cathedral in Lima my English speaking guide tells me. Services are still held in the cathedral to this very day. Highlights include:
- The casket with the remains of Pizarro and the box which contained his head, yes he was beheaded. The conqueror ...