Trip Start Jul 12, 2009
255Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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Where I stayed
Hotel El Cabildo
Next stop was an old factory which had been turned into a genuinely interesting modern museum which acted as a backdrop for a shop selling all sorts of modern Peruvian "knitwear"
We were then showed round the rest of the city's other main sights,the most impressive of which was the grand main square, the Plaza de Armas.This is a beautiful colonial centrepiece for the city with a fountain in the middle,Spanish arches all around and a huge main cathedral at one end.
However, the kids' vote of the tour went to a place above the city which gave us a view of the impressive surrounding volcanoes and river but more importantly to them also housed a cage of guinea pigs! Cute they were, and poor old Betty had to think of a way of explaining to the kids that they mostly would end up on dinner plates as the local speciality. Ian was asked whether we would like to try them at a restaurant later that night - the kids never gave us the option!
So all in all a good morning was had by all and back we were taken to the hotel to see Virginia who looked much better eating a bread roll for lunch - guinea pig was the last thing on her mind.
The afternoon was spent at Betty's club where she kindly let us use the club's facilities including a great play area and outside pool, before heading back to the hotel for a night in front of the tv watching films.