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Reisverslag In Peru
9 maart 2015
One night we saw part of a performance of Peruvian folk music and dancing. We arrived late and as we entered they were doing a number that sounded more Irish that Peruvian and I am convinced the dance was a parody of Riverdance. And so on to Lima - 21 hours on the bus. It was actually not as bad as expected. The buses are pretty comfortable with large seats that recline quite far so we both got some sleep, you get dinner and breakfast (sort of) and we were even treated to a game of bingo to pass the time during the last few hours, which are the worst. But arriving in Lima was a delight, simply because for the first time in weeks it was genuinely warm. It is an enormous city that sprawls for miles in every direction. We are staying in the upmarket area of Miraflores just a hundred yards from the sea. It´s all high rise apartment blocks, most of which have private security guards on the door. We immediately took a walk along the sea front which has some nice parks but no real beaches. Latre on we decided to make up for not going out to dinner in Cusco and made a reservation at one of the recommended restaurants her to try some of this famous Peruvian food (guinea pig is one of the leading delicacies). It´s a pity, but the fame seems to have gone to their head. It was a lovely restaurant sitting inside the site of an impressive pre-Inca site of what was a religious and administrative centre and which was lit up for the clientele. But we were not allowed ot eat outside and then the entire evening the waiters were rushing us, They hadn´t even cleared the starters before the main course appeared on the table. The food was very good, but it was not a particularly good experience and certainly not worth the five nights of starvation we face to pay for it. Today we did tour if the city centre and it was a very pleasant surprise after all the horror stories you hear about how dangerous it is. At one point we were standing at traffic lights and a man turned around and said in English: Welcome to our city. We are happy to see you´. A short time latre we wer looking at the map to see where we had to go and within seconds a tourism official stopped to give us directions. Naturally, the sense of safety is increased by the fact that there are police standing practically every twenty metres. Nevertheless, Lima´s city centre is really lovely with a lot of really lovely buildings. Of course it was a Sunday which probably made a difference, particularly with the traffic, but we really liked the centre. Tomorrow´s a day of rest and then we´re off to the Amazon
9 maart 2015 15:08 | Door: Linda
Wow, I love reading about your trip...a pity about the meal being so rushed...how was the guinea pig? X Linda
9 maart 2015 20:44 | Door: Anna
Oh thank you so much for giving us such a detailed account of your travels. I loved reading this story.
Don't you think it is funny that mostly things that go wrong make a good travel blog.