Guinea Pig Stew October 4th 2005 Our first day in Lima exceeded all expectations. I had the that impression that it would be a culturally barren, monolithic slum, but it was in fact quite interesting.
Our taxi driver (Roberto, who won the large jostling match for our business) was unable to take us right to the hostel because of a demonstration. It was in a large public square right outside our hostel. We never did figure out w ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima 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