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Travel Blogs from Lima
... supporting their team, the hooligan fans are on one end of the pitch in what seems like a cage, it's a good job there are no supporters for the other teams! Alianza wins 4-0 and every goal scored produces a huge roar from the crowd, everyone is in a good mood.
Lima is the obvious city stop-off before visiting the Amazon or Machu Picchu and for many tourists it is not a place of interest due to its looks. My advice, dig away and you will find the treasures, it's worth the digging.
... evening Maritza and I went to the cinema which was good fun, helped by the fact that the film was in English (with Spanish subtitles). On Sunday I had booked on a trip to Isla Pallomena to see the sea lions there. First of all we went to a submarine museum, all a little bit odd! I declined the chance to go on the submarine itself as I find them quite claustrophobic and instead sat outside chatting to an American girl who was travelling with her son and mother, Sabrina. We all found ...
... haunted, but alas we encountered no friendly spirits.
Upon entering the home, we were welcomed by the owners and treated to a fantastic group of Peruvian Cajon Box performers. The cajon is little more than a hollow box, but the performers play it with such intensity that it has become the undisputed national instrument of Peru. The high taps and deep bass slaps are like listening to the heartbeat of the nation itself and I'd equate it most similar to ...
... squinted a bit
it could have been Brighton! We headed back in town and it was Kelly’s
birthday, so a few of us headed in to one of the plazas to a sports bar (to
make him feel like he was at home - Kelly is Texan) for dinner and a rather
tipsy, late night. We only have tomorrow here as a full day, so we should have
gone easy really, but the Pisco’s are a bit too addictive!
... the Lima office for the scheduled all employee meeting, where Raul Espinoza was giving his first speech as President of Duke Peru. Raul previously was the director for IT for all DEI locations. He recently made the jump that is so hard to make, from IT to the business. Not only that, he jumped to the President of Duke Peru! I became friends with him over the past two years, always making it a point to spend time with ...