Leon de Oro Inn & Suites
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- Shuttle bus service
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
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... where you'll find a mall with TGI Friday's, Burger King and all the Americanised stuff. That's the first time since arriving in South America that I've come across so globalised an area. Remarkable, to me at least.
In contrast the old city is pretty old. The city was founded in 1530ish and many of the churches date from that sort of time. Again Wikipedia all the details if you care that much. Wandering around town we have visited the Museum of the Inquisition, ...
... replaced by other disciplines such as stone masonry/carpentry etc.). In the museum we also saw the Peruvian equivalent of the abacus which looked like a necklace: it was a group of linked threads and the knots and colours (and locations) each represented something. Also in the museum were Incan mummies, jewellery and burial/ceremonial attire as well as art and sculptures. After the museum we said our goodbyes to Jose and were dropped back off at the hotel for a well deserved ...
This blog is solely so the Travel Pod can correctly map out our route but long story short flying from Bogota was ridiulously expensive - however the 75 hour bus ride didn't seem appealing either! So we got a cheap flight from Bogota to Lima with VivaColombia which is Colombia's version of Easyjet - so much so that every bag has to be measured etc to see if they can squeeze more money out of you! Luckily we made it through with no ...
... have an early lunch. We ate at the hostals restaurant, in the exact same seat we sat in a few hours before when having breakfast. We both ordered Peruvian dishes and ate every last bit of it. It wasn't long till we had to get to the bus terminal so we got the hostal to call a cab and in two minutes we were on our way.
We expected to see a few tourists at the bus terminal but we where the only ones, sticking out like sore thumbs as we wandered to find out gate. We checked our ...
... Manolo was the place to order chocolate y churros. We should have shared an order and tried some of their filled churros too, since it was a large portion and I couldn't finish my super thick chocolate, but it hit the spot.
Sugar-high in place, we continued to Parque Kennedy and found ourselves watching the start of Lima's Critical Mass. (Though it was a small group and they used the bike lanes, it was still cool).