Trip Start Jan 06, 2010
41Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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Lima is like Los Angeles, it is more expensive then other areas of Peru, it has similar traffic, walkways along the beach, shopping and similar restaurants as LA and just really gave be the same vibe LA does. I liked Lima, just like I like LA, and many people we met hate it there just like they do LA. We went to see the changing of the guard in the city center and one of the guards looked totally hungover or just terribly sick, poor guy, he kept falling asleep standing up. After that we went to dink tons of Pisco Sours at the hotel that apparently was the first place to invent the deliciously strong drink. We chatted with our new friends from Germany and had a ball.
Next we flew home, got married, went to Hawaii for our honeymoon, New York of our friends wedding, Joshua Tree, Big Sur, Reno and Vegas twice before we booked our flights to Bangkok
It feels funny writing this blog so late and I don't think I could do justice by describing my experience here. It was the end of our trip and I think we left this blog unfinished until we were able to move on to new destination. Well, that time is now and the destination is set. In fact I'm here right now using some time to reflect on our last stop, Lima Peru. Dispite the economic differences this city strikingly resembles Los Angela's California. It's easy to see that the people and the government may have tried to emulate Southern California's mecca and have done so very well in the more elite areas. Lima has been capitalized by just about every multinational service conglomerate ever established and prices to patron resteraunts like Chilies were found to be more expensive than the one down the street from our apartment.You may ask the question; why would you go to a North American corporate restaurant on a South American backpacking trip? What are you, some kind of corporate connoisseur? Or maybe you just simply yelled WHY!!! To briefly answer the question I wanted to explorer the differences, if any, between this one and the one local to my house. I hope any readers forgive me and understand that I may never forgive myself.
The rest of our visit in Peru involved an impressive amount of walking. There is a changing of the guard in the city center that was fun to watch. We met a very nice German couple in our hostel that we want drinking with and that's about all I can recall from this stop. So is there any use to this blog that curious travelers might consider advice? My answer to my own dumb question is "not really." I could say that travelers should always write their blogs as soon as they can, never eat in corporate resteraunts (regardless of where), and German couples are great drinking buddies. Who knew! The blog continues on to a totally different culture in a totally different continent. Next stop Bankok. Actually, we are there now and I'm literally going to blog about my experiences as soon as I submit this. And.... Submit.-chris