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... now a lot of cats everywhere and apparently a volunteer organisation to look after them. The cats were very friendly and used to human presence which was nice. The second and most important place we found was the chocolate museum which is the same as the one in Cusco. Unlike in Cusco though the staff were much more friendly and accommodating, and their free samples were always out, so we took full advantage. Gonzales gave us a quick run down of ...
Since our last entry, we have seen a few of Peru's most unique and fantastic sights. While staying in Puno, we arranged a boat tour to take us around a small part of Lake Titicaca. Our first stop was the island of Taquile. This island houses just over 1,000 inhabitants who live much as they have before modern technology. Sure, there's an influence, but for the most part they use traditional methods for farming, weaving, and building. Here the men are the ones who learn ...
I arrived into Lima from Cusco, still feeling unprepared in terms of the amount of Spanish I could speak, but excited nonetheless. I was met at the airport by Mario and taken to Maritza's apartment which was to be my home for the next two weeks. Maritza lives on the seventh floor in a beautiful apartment opposite a park, so it was very easy to feel at home there! Sadly, the fog obscured our view of the sea but I was assured that during the summer months (it's the middle of winter here ...
Ah! Per fi sabem com es diu l’ocell que canta com les gotes d'aigua dins d'una ampolla. Es diu Oropéndola. És veritablement increïble. Vàrem tractar de gravar-ho, a veure si podem posar el so al blog.
Quan vam arribar al port d'Iquitos , l’Ariana pobreta, es queixava de punxades de mal de panxa. En Llyacko i en John es ...
... the Lima people, pre-Inca, who built this amazing pyramid. Unfortunately a lot of the site has been destroyed by the local road and housing developments, but what remains is now a protected and well kept site. It amazed me to find out that the hand made mud bricks were placed vertically and evenly spaced, to account for the position of Lima and therefore the commonly occurring earthquakes.
Downtown Lima was a challenge to get to. I was instructed to take the ¨metro bus¨, ...
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