Ibis Larco Miraflores
Travel Blogs from Lima
... in a bit of Westernisation in Miraflores. There are a couple of big shopping centres, and we walk around one marvelling that we could easily be back in Fenwicks. We eat Dunkin Donuts and even go on a cinema date one night. We watch the new hangover film, eat popcorn, drink lemonade and feel normal again. Sanity restored. They don't have an underground in Lima. Instead, you stand at a platform on the side of the road and metro buses, with their own special lanes, stop every ...
... it was dead. Before heading to bed, I quickly caught up with some emails in the common room area.
The next morning, still overcome with jetlag, I woke up, for the first time, around 4:30, but dozed back off until six-ish.
Walking into the common room area/dining area, I met a Canadian guy, having breakfast, who is doing the same tour as me. We started chatting and had breakfast together. Over the course of the next hour, two more guys showed up, also on our tour, and ...
... aboard ship. Today we would arrive in the afternoon on one day and leave the following day just after noon.
The morning came quickly with full sun and warming temperatures. The few clouds that occurred during the day were high clouds lost in the bright haze that hung over the port. The temperatures during the day were showing the warming trend that we have been seeing at our other ports since we have rounded the Horn. Today would be a day of shorts and tee shirts. ...
... a computer game. I could not make up the people I meet.
James will rub in the whole night and later on Facebook that he actually makes it to Rio for carneval while I settle for Peru. The night my flight is supposed to leave, Arequipa experiences bad weather. One by one, flights are cancelled, only my flight with Peruvian Airlines gets delayed hour after hour. Since Angelos hostel is booked, I am looking at a possibility of sleeping at the Lima airport. But patience ...
... closest hotels and then checked them out on the web to decide where to stay. the technology today really makes travelling a pleasure.
As i type this sitting at Arequipa airport waiting for the flight back to Lima, i look back on a fantastic few days. the plan is to do this again is 2 or 3 years time. then however, with a little more planning we can bring our own bikes over and do the entire Dakar, all three countries. Something to look forward too.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking