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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro December 9th 2008

So....... I arrived in Peru and made it to my hostel in Lima. Everything was fine. I went out and grabbed some cheap dinner with this guy from my hostel and then a bunch of us went out to some bars after to just chill and hang out. The next Josh (one of the guys) and I went to the beach after some confusion over a tour. So....pretty relaxing. After we just chilled at the hostel and then I went to bed as I had to wake up bright at early for my flight to Cusco. In cusco my hostel is pretty close to the plaza de armas which has this fancy cathedral and some other things. I'll update the rest of my cusco adventures when I get the pics!!! Oh they did mess up my ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro July 21st 2008

I apologize in advance for the lengthiness and influx of pictures in this entry, but I've done a lot since last time. These pictures are from my last week in Cusco and my first week in Lima. I spent my last week of Cusco trying to make the most of every moment and seeing everything I could see and doing everything that I could do. I went on a tour via horseback which was really fun (although my butt was sore for two days after). I didn't realize you used so many muscles when horseback riding. The horses took us to some of the more remote ruins in Cusco (the ones that aren't quite as touristy as the ones I saw in the Sacred Valley -- last entry). There were some awesome views of the mountains ... read more
Cristo Blanco's View of Cusco
Dia del Paro Nacional
My hourse, Navajo

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro July 18th 2008

Well I am finally back where it all began 3 weeks ago - in Lima city. Yesterday I enjoyed more of Arequipa and spent some time at the huge San Catalina Monastery as well as just relaxing on the roof terrace of the hostel reading. I am on holiday, after all! Last night I had dinner at a Turkish cafe and got talking to a German couple who had just arrived in Peru a couple of days ago, also on a 3 week holiday. As we chatted and I advised them on the various cities and options I realised that I had become the same person I met in my first few days out here, offering all the tips on where to stay, where to eat and whether to spend 1 day or 2 in various ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro February 28th 2008

No to wyladowalismy w Peru, dokladnie w Limie, po czterech i pol godzinie lotu. Z lotniska wzielismy taksowke, tak doradzaja w przewodniku, podobno autobusy w Peru nie sa za bezpieczne. Jak sie okazalo naszym kierowca byl pirat drogowy, myslalam ze wrabiemy w inne auta przynajmniej z 4 razy. Ale nie wrabalismy, wiec bylo calkiem zabawnie! Z reszta wydaje mi sie ze z przepisow tu raczej nie przestrzegaja, a przejsc przez ulice to raczej biegiem! za chwilke wychodzimy przejsc sie po Limie, no i oczywiscie nad Pacyfic( nad tym oceanem jeszcze nie bylam). Takze o samej Limie i Peru troche pozniej... W urugwaju bylo fajnie...az mi sie nie chcialo wyjezdzac. Pobyczylismy sie na plazy przez cale 4 dni, pogoda dopisywala, wiec nawet sie zobrazowilam na calym ciele( moze nie calkowicie calym, plazy dla nudystow tam nie bylo). ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro November 18th 2007

Yes, I have been listening to the Rolling Stones, hence the title. So, after our sandboarding adventure, one of the girls, Kelli, and I headed up the North Coast for a week (we had a week off from classes). We first went to the city of Trujillo, which is a pretty and quaint city. Around Trujillo are the centuries old ruins of Chan Chan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Chan) and the Temples of the Sun and the Moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaca_de_la_Luna and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaca_del_Sol). Both we were awesome to see; Chan Chan is SO huge and vast, it's hard to take it all in. After two days in Trujillo, we hopped on an overnight bus to Mancora, Peru's best known beach paradise. Now, you may be wondering why I have included websites and no pictures. It is because while I was asleep on ... read more
Iglesia en la Plaza de Armas
Iglesia en la Plaza de Armas
Iglesia en la Plaza de Armas

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro October 21st 2007

Heard horror stories from some British ladies of a certain age over breakfast this morning regarding food poisoning, gastro-enteritis, saline drips, money-changing horror stories and police corruption involving arrest, imprisonment and court appearances but, despite this, our raconteurs seemed to be enjoying themselves!... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro October 21st 2007

Flight (after a mammoth struggle with KLM at Schipol) and arrival were fine and we expected to be confined to our hotel because of the national census. We didn't, however, do our research sufficiently well, because evidently alcohol cannot be sold or served on 20th or 21st October! Not to worry, we've got the Saturday crosswords and plenty of research reading to do... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro October 14th 2007

My life is starting to really settle down now; I have my daily routines, I can navigate around my house in the dark, and I am starting to recognize overplayed songs on the radio. I have moved onto the second level of my Spanish courses and am able to have basic conversations pretty easily. Besides the daily routine (which normally includes some sort of stomach pain; my stomach isn't a big fan of the Peruvian bacteria), I have gone to see a friend in a play (Bodas de Sangre), maybe half of which I understood, taken a trip to the Lima Zoo (nothing to brag about, but it was a fun afternoon), started volunteering at the largest orphanage in Lima (with the cutest kids ever), danced the night away at discotecas, headed into the mountains for ... read more
Las flores de Cantuta
Cantuta Panoramic
Pool at Cantuta

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro August 20th 2007

So I am a little behind; sorry, it is my first attempt at blogging. August 20 though the 27 was my first real week in Lima. Spanish classes hadn't started yet, so it was a great time to relax (finally some down time - what I had been waiting for all summer) and familiarize myself with the city. Monday was rest-filled since we had been traveling all weekend and Tuesday Paco, a professor and author who is our father-like contact in Lima, took a few of us on a walk around the area we live in (San Isidro). He showed us lots of cafes, one of which we are now pretty addicted to. It's called San Antonio, its about three blocks from my house, and you can get a gorgeous and delicious pastry and coffee for ... read more
La playa y la mar
Mis amigos
amigas!




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