Safe and Sound in Funky Town

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June 22nd 2010
Published: June 22nd 2010
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Hello again!

Torin and I arrived around midnight last night and were tucked in to our oh so funky yet perfect hotel. Lima at night is deserted, shabby and a little creepy. Today however the streets are bustling with cars whizing by and constantly honking.

We ate lunch at a corner restaurant where we discovered that the guidebooks aren´t lying when they say they love their sweets here. On every corner there is a cart or small tienda to buy candy or pastries. Our meal came with jello that was 90% sugar. Other than that however it was yummy. I have already suffered the consequences of their love of cilantro however. This may be a long three months 😊

Tomorrow we are hopping on a bus and heading to Pisco, a small fishing and market town right on the coast. We´re hoping to do a boat tour from there of the Islas Ballestas, aka ¨the poor mans gallapagos.¨ From there we´re thinking maybe Nazca, or possibly just getting down to Arequipa.

More to come soon, though photos likely won´t be feasible until I´m settled in in Viña.

Love from Peru


22nd June 2010

The Ballesta Islands in Paracas are absolutely worth the trip! Try to find a guide to drive you around the sandstone dessert as well. It's really great. Also, try to stop in Huacachina (little oasisin Ica, which is not too far from Pisco, if I remember correctly). You can stay El Huacachinero, and go sand boarding. You won't be disappointed! My blog has some South America reviews, etc, on it, and we're always looking for travel photos, stories, etc, to share. If you have the time, check it out at, or email us at Continued fun on your travels! Heather :)
23rd June 2010

I love that you have a blog!!!

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