....our last day here, our last museum. The National Archaeological Museum of Peru. This one another biggie, with artifacts from the very earliest civilizations (3000BC) to the present.
Here, some great pottery from the brief Inca times. It was explained to us that the Inca were not the longest lasting or the most creative of the civilizations but they were successful conquerors and were in power when the Spanish arrived so were well documented. Non of the early South American cultures developed any form of writing.
Barranco District, Lima, Peru March 18th 2019 In hindsight we could have spent less time here and found another place in Peru for a week or so.
We found Lima too big, busy and crowded for our liking, particularly after the charm of Cuenca.
Traffic in and around Lima is brutal so we avoided taxis and Uber and walked, 75km last week.
The apartment was excellent and of all the districts we felt Barranco was the most genuine and the best ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Barranco Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
We are retired school principals (Peel, Ontario - Canada). Our fair weather home is at Sauble Beach, Ontario Canada.
In the winter we roam, trying to keep warm and looking for new adventures. This is a record of our travels.... full info