If we swim far enough we will reach Australia...
Trip Start May 08, 2013
14Trip End Sep 30, 2013
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We ventured out to the supermarket on the first night to get a few snacks for dinner and we were both asleep pretty early. The breakfast we got in the morning was far superior to the backpacker 'norm' - a basket of lovely fresh rolls, bananas, fruit juice, teas, cheese and butter/jam! Impressed.
Miraflores is a really nice tourist area and you can see the local authorities are really trying to make it safe for visitors. There is a large police presence; literally on the corner of every park.
We did a self-guided walking tour of Miraflores using a map supplied by Angelo. We headed over to the Love Park where there is a statue called 'El Beso' (the kiss) overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At this point Andrew and I came to the realisation that if we swam far enough, we would reach Australia again.
We also walked along the cliffs, had a look in a shopping centre that is clearly aimed at tourists/wealthy Peruvians and wandered through some lovely markets. I would say one day walking around in Miraflores is enough as it is pretty compact.
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