Hotel Monte Real
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... out of my acceptance of how I think the world works and have a vision of thousands of years of wolves in different clothing.
I leave tonight and arrive in Fort Lauderdale in the morning. Then I fly the next evening and arrive in northern New York the following morning.
Maybe I’ll be writing a travel blog again next winter and spring. We shall see.
My Very Best Wishes to each of you.
Glad to be here
June 2nd, ...
... great conversation in Spanish until they headed out. They were leaving to go to a hostel for a night before staying with another friend the next few weeks. Then, I got to talk with my good friend from VT, Laura, via skype. It was our first time catching up since I left 10 months ago and we talked as if we hadn't skipped a day. It just furthered my good mood. Afterwards, Lelé texted me to let me know she wouldn't be home ...
... departed ancestor. The man then asked me where I was from. Scotland, I replied, Escocia. Turning to Antonio, the man asked my guide if he was also from Scotland and we all laughed. I walked around the cemetery in a bewitched daze, not quite believing that this peaceful city of the dead could co-exist with the desperate, joyful chaos of modern-day Lima. I thought of the city's exponential population growth and how this would inevitably impact the cemetery; the walls of coffins ...
... they light up in the evenings. Some are just for watching, others are filled with kids dancing around and shrieking. It's a lot of fun-- plenty of local families out for an evening of splashing and eating ice cream or cotton candy. Every hour or so at night they also put on a laser light show at the central fountain. A thin wall of water acts as a kind of screen for the projection of images and they play music to go along with it. It was a fun, fond farewell.
... and around Miraflores district. In this part of town you could find any of the amenities you would expect in a western city and some of the best food I have eaten, more on that shortly.
I particularly liked the fact that in a 10 minute walk you could reach a string of parks on the crumbling clifftops, overlooking Lima's grey sea and the numerous surfers ...