Picturesque Parasailing and Missing Monies
Trip Start Nov 17, 2006
19Trip End Jan 24, 2007
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Location: Lima (Part 2)
Date: Tue 28 Nov 06
We were quite excited to find out that there was going to be a bullfight on in Lima for one of the days we were going to be there. It was scheduled for Sunday arvo and we arrived early sunday morning on an overnight bus from Trujillo. We were quite dismayed when we found out how expensive it was going to be ($60aud), and we figured that such money could be better spent later in the trip. since we didnt go to the bullfight, we headed to the airport to meet up with our mate Lyle, who had been finishing exams in sydney, and it was awesome as he walked out of customs as we walked into the airport!
On monday we went around Miraflores with Lyle and he and i went parasailing above the cliffs. It was such a great ride and well worth the US$40 we paid for the 15min ride. The wind was particularly strong and we were soaring well over 150m high. the best bit was when we started doing donuts and pulling gīs. it was great!
When we went back to the hostel to get our US $$ (for the parasailing) i was perplexed as i was like, where all my $20īs were gone except 1. i knew i had more. i had moved my cash around a little in bag and the other guys were just like, yer itīll just be somewhere in your bag, dont worry bout it. i didnt. (we just went and did the parasailing). the next day, i asked steve to cover for me at the hostel in US $$ and when he went to count his, he realised that he too was missing all but 1 $20 bill and yer. i lost $40 and he lost $80. we dont know where it was knicked. but it could have been a lot worse losing passports or cameras. to us, the most important things are our photos and to a lesser extent our passports. everything else is easily replaced!
We had been told by many ppl to stay out of lima - its crazy and dangerous were some of the terms used most often. we were also told there was nothing to see - what a load of garbage. Lyle decided to go in on monday night, and we followed and were amazed by what we saw. we headed in round dusk and all the lights were coming on. the historic hispanic government buildings and churches looked amazing and we were annoyed we didnt have more time to really look around the city!
Well, next we are off to Ica for some sandboarding and then to Nasca to see the Nasca lines.