Pyramids, Good food and Great Art
Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
163Trip End Mar 17, 2013
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We loved the food as well. Lima is known as the Gastronomic Capital of South America. I can see why, everything we tasted was fresh and full of flavour. They really showed pride in using fresh natural ingredients. Even the bread rolls we ate a the restaurant were freshly baked onion muffins. The local dish of note is ceviche which is raw fish cooked by the lime juice it marinades in mixed with raw chilli and onion. It tastes so good I just can't describe it. (This is coming from someone who has had difficulty eating fish her whole life).
We visited the Magic Waters Park, which is a park with numerous fountains which only opens at 4pm as it is getting darker. The fountains are all light up each changes display and shape. Some have light shows projected through them, another is a tunnel you can walk through. If you go to Lima, this is a must see. It's stunning.
We also had one misadventure. We caught local transport out to visit the famous Pachacamac ruins out in the desert 40km from Lima. We were dropped off on this side of the motorway with no idea if we were going the right way, and found ourselves walking down a dirt track past an equestrian centre. Not sure where we were or where we were going, we were thankful when a taxi drove past, and took us 5 mins up the road to the archeological site. Which ....WAS CLOSED! Oh the frustration! We took a few pictures from the distance, walked around a bit in the desert and took a minivan back into town.
We now must return to Peru to visit Pachacamac and Matchu Picchu - which Marcelo has never gotten over that we missed.
I hope you enjoy the photos.