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Travel Blogs from Lima
... these ancient pyramids and ruins. Pachacamec gave us a taste of just how fascinating Peruvian history is. It was extremely hot as we hiked our way around this huge desert. Our own personal guide told us that it only rains in Lima about every five to eight years!
The city is full of beautiful and historical buildings and we have spent many hours exploring the museums, cathedrals and churches. I have talked already about the Peruvian food which ...
... chosen by the high priest
and the victims ages ranged from 14-16 years-old. They were usually
drugged by giving them the chicha drink which served as an
anaesthetic, and also caused hallucinations. They also gave them
the extract from cactus leaves called San Pedro,” explained the
“For medicinal purposes the Tumi was
also used to find out if a person had a brain tumour, or just a
persistent headache. The Tumi ...
... Callao, San Miguel, La Marina, and Miraflores. Public transit was cheap and easy and I have enough common sense and street smarts to know how to navigate a foreign country by myself by now. Unfortunately Lima was less than stellar. When I think of "Peru" I think ponchos, Machu Piccu and llamas. Lima offered me none of that. Put simply, it was "just alright". The old buildings weren't old enough. The modern buildings weren't modern enough. The rich areas ...
... are known for the wildlife that presides there. We were told to expect dolphins, penguins, sea lions and about a million birds... After about 2 minutes on the boat we spotted a family of dolphins swimming in the bay.
It was about a 45 minute boat ride to the islands and when we arrived the first thing we were introduced to was the pungent smell of birds. Imagine, 170,000 ...
... to see, I got so many good photos and videos. Some of the enclosures were not so good, there was a smaller pen with a Jaguar in it that was not in the feline area, at one point a small boy in a school group got over the barrier fence and too close to the Jaguars cage and the big cat pounced at the bars trying to attack the boy, it scared the boy and a lot of other people, I felt sorry for the ferocious beast, it looked depressed and needed more space. Most of the zoo ...