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Travel Blogs from Lima
... swinging from the trees - such an incredible sight. Unfortunately, none of them sat still enough for us to get a decent picture. Lake Sandoval is home to the endangered Giant River Otter. Paul said it was rare to see them, but we were lucky enough to se the only otter family that lives there, with one otter munching hungrily on a fish it had just caught. What a sight! Other wildlife encountered included the gami heron, a black cayman, and ...
... a real mix of nationalities. I am not sure I remember too many names but I am sure we will sort that out over the next 14 days. We had a briefing including the rude awakening that we have to be on a bus by 7am tomorrow so no more lie ins. We all went out for dinner to sample some more delicious seafood. Home to pack and sort our what we need to take for the Eco lodge in the amazon rainforest tomorrow. The lodge does not have electricity so we my be off line for a couple of days. ...
Admittedly I didn't have the best of starts to my final Latin American destination of Peru but I got to my hostel in Lima in one piece, finally had some food after I don't know how long and felt a lot better.
The next morning I met a fellow Brit and we ventued into town to get me a replacement iPod. I most likely purchased a stolen one but what goes around comes around I guess and it was a ...
... for three days, I'll do what I I want thanks.' Wow, what a reality check. All good vibes though. He said he wouldn't come bother us and I wished him a good night. From then on everything was coloured in a tourist tint. When the roosters started crowing on the far side of the dune, and the morning light showed us the disparity between tourist wacachina and the neighbouring slum, I cried for those that were born in those tin and plywood ...
... br> this led him to acquire an extensive collection of pre-columbian
treasure, as well as the many weapons on display.
The Tumi cuchillo, (knife in Spanish),
is the most important piece of his collection in the Gold Museum. It
represents uses for both religious, and medicinal purposes. It was
used by the Lambayeque, during the period of 900 -1450 AD.
“The high priest used the Tumi for
sacrifices. The sacrifices ...
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