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South America » Peru » Lima February 17th 2015

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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima February 15th 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015 We ate breakfast around 8:30 am this morning, our actual tour did not start until 11:45 am. Breakfast was great like Saturday, there type of food was about the same, however they did not have our favorite chocolate filled pastry. Following breakfast we returned to the room. Cindy Skyped and Todd ventured out of the hotel to get water for the day. We meet our entire tour group in the hotel lobby, Novotel Lima. By 11:50 am we were boarded on the bus ready to start our tour. Each us were given name tags which I thought was a nice touch. Particularly since none of us knew each other. Our tour guide, Angel, explain several things about the Lima area. There are 53 mayors in the Lima region and one head mayor. ... read more
Family Coat of Arms - Casa Diez Conseca
Family Room - Casa Diez Conseca
A letter from JFK to the family - Casa Diez Conseca

South America » Peru » Lima February 9th 2015

Okay, we´re off. We spent a couple of days in Lima, enjoyed the cliffside walkway, and the dancing fountains at night, and recovered from the travel and then off to our first project. If we wanted culture shock, we got it! There are so many similarities to Ecuador that at first it seemed easy. We know how to negotiate the crazy traffic, about all the busses, minivans, motorcycle taxis, overstuffed vehicles. The big difference was driving into the absolute moonscape of the area surrounding Lima, complete rock, nothing growing. And people live here, complete towns in the dust, and on the hillside wooden crates that are supposed to be houses. and all of a sudden,trees, plants, birds, because there´s a river. Santa Martha itself is a coupleof huge fours story cement buildings, with more room than ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » La Molina December 26th 2014

Since I am writing this on second Christmas day I thought I could afford myself the luxury of having such a corny blog title. Merry Christmas indeed! A Merry Christmas from Lima, with family. My brother's family in this case. Christmas in Peru, but with a Swedish twist. The twist being our Christmas dinner, with some traditional Swedish dishes like Christmas ham, herring in mustard sauce, Janssons temptation (a potato dish with cream, onions and anchovies) and herring salad. A lot of fish. The Swedes love their fish, and their dill, which is in nearly every dish as well. Now talking about family, a friend of mine, this Christmas discovered, much to her horror, that her great-great-grandfather was a slave owner back in the day. Slightly unsettling perhaps, but really, it has nothing to do with ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima December 22nd 2014

Crossing the border from Ecuador into Peru, it may seem the barren landscape which suddenly engulfs everything around you is lifeless until the mounds of litter that pave the roads indicate there must have been life since the Incas, and that whoever lives here is not impartial to a bag of crisps and a Coca Cola. Whilst this doesn't paint the best first impression of a country notorious for its historical wonders, this spoiled exterior is almost inkeeping with its charm as almost anywhere in Peru you can blow the sand off to find ruins of a civilisation gone by, but it is a younger generation leaving their mark now. When I said you can find ruins almost anywhere in Peru, I largely meant anywhere except Mancora, where the closest remnant of a pre‐Colombian era is ... read more
Huacahina
Sandboarding
El Vino

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima November 8th 2014

Tuesday morning was an early start. I had to leave the hotel before breakfast so by the time the plane took off from Santiago airport, I was starving. Of course, breakfast was served on the flight and I ended up having a nap. It was quite pleasant to wake up with only twenty minutes of the flight left. The plane landed in Lima, and without too much hassle I was on my way. One interesting point to note was that for the first time ever, my bag was on the carousel before I got there. I don’t know if that says good things about the Lima baggage handlers, or bad things about the immigration checkpoint. It didn’t seem like an overly long time though. I was picked up at the airport and we drove to my ... read more
View of the beach from Lima
Plaza San Martin
Gran Hotel Bolivar

South America » Peru » Lima October 23rd 2014

Well, it has been a while. It is safe to say that a few things have happened since I last posted on this blog. Almost a month and a half has flown by, all sorts of adventures and new requirements have kept me busy. Every day I try to keep myself busy from beginning to end, being down here has made me realize that I do not know how to sit down and relax. To tell the you the truth, right now I am writing lesson plans, looking at schools, and writing this blog. First things first, I am looking into returning back to school, graduate school after finishing at MLC. I am not looking to necessarily turn my career away from teaching, I still have plenty of time to figure that out down here, I ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima October 22nd 2014

18 octobre 2014 - Jour 1 C'est parti pour le grand départ ! C'est quand même la classe d'arriver à l'aéroport en mode backpacker et d'aller déposer son bagage au guichet Sky Priority, merci chouchou! On a aussi pu profiter du lounge à l'escale à Amsterdam mais ça ne nous aura pas servi à grand chose de piquer toutes les boissons à l'emporter puisqu'on a dû les abandonner au contrôle de sécurité, juste avant d'embarquer, grrr. Heureusement, on a pu garder les biscuits. Dans l'avion j'ai hiberné comme à mon habitude mais j'ai quand même pu voir le fabuleux spectacle de l'Amazone qui serpente à travers la forêt tropicale. Impressionnant! Arrivés à l'aéroport de Lima, bonne nouvelle, nos bagages sont là! Par contre, les choses se compliquent au moment de retirer de l'argent. Impossible de faire ... read more
Danseuse orange
Balcons coloniaux
Pueblo joven

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Surco October 21st 2014

So the past week and a half Ive been visiting the best the coast of Peru has to offer, enjoying the sunny weather, seafood and the odd swim! Four days in Arequipa, three travelling via Nazca, Hachachina, Pisco and Paracas and another three in the capital city Lima. AREQUIPA Arequipa is considered possibly Perus nicest city with many travellers coming here to spend extended periods of time. I stayed in the excellent Arequipay backpackers while here, very friendly place. My first day just involved getting to know the city and the sights and doing some walking around myself. Day two I had to be up at 2.30AM to catch a 3.00AM bus to the famous Colca Canyon, the deepest caynon in the world. However a little bus breakdown meant it was closer to 4.00 before we ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima October 13th 2014

Hola Amigos!! Aujourd'hui j'ai décidé de me rendre sur la côte de Lima, plus exactement à "La Puenta", un morceau de terre reculé s'apparentant à une presqu'île. Une fois sur place plusieurs fantastiques points de vues s'offraient à moi, ces derniers permettent normalement d'avoir une vue panoramique sur les côtes adjacentes. Cependant, une épaisse brume recouvrait le littoral laissant seulement transparaître les silhouettes des falaises environnantes. Toutefois cette brume combinée au fracas du pacifique agité créaient une atmosphère particulière où résonnait le claquement des vagues sur les plages de galets. Seuls quelques pêcheurs téméraires osaient s'aventurer en mer sur des embarcations précaires. Par la suite, je me suis assis en terrasse d'un restaurant où j'ai de nouveau commandé un Cevitche, à la mangue cette fois ci. Un vrai délice! J'ai eu a... read more
El Cevitche Mango
Lima café Terasse
Pêcheurs




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