Wild Bus Rides
Lima seems more friendly to walk around than Santiago, partly because of the narrower tree lined streets. Unfortunately, this also makes for very congested traffic. Also, without a big metro system here, it´s very difficult to get across town in anything but a cab. Our guide yesterday said it is not uncommon to take 4 hours to get across the city.
But there is an endless supply of these beat up, sometimes ridiculously painted buses. I think that they are privately operated, as opposed to municipal buses. On each bus is a guy riding shotgun who hops out and recruits passengers. Good idea not to accept advice from these dudes. They have a strong incentive to tell you anything you want to hear to get a fare from you. Fortunately, we don´t have a lot of reason to leave Miraflores for now.
By comparison, Santiago´s metro system is fast and easy to use.
Blog: Miscellaneous Lima Photos Date: March 12th 2011
Okay, As explained earlier, the hotel computer isn´t exactly a champion when it comes to handling photos. So with a little bit of spare time, I´m in an internet cafe to upload some photos from the last few days. Cheers.
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