Peru 2016 Day 2 – Monday 5th September - Lima

September 05, 2016  •  1 Comment

Peru is 6 hours behind the UK so we went to bed around 3:30 equivalent!  Managed to get some sleep though obviously woke up early and it’s difficult to get back to sleep.  K said she slept well.  Anyway leisurely start this morning as we’re not meeting for the tour until 9:00.  We went down to breakfast just after 7:30 as we were both up and ready.  Quite a nice spread of the usual fare.  We both had freshly made omelettes and fresh fruit etc.

On to the tour at 9.  The post rush hour traffic was really busy and we took longer than planned so it seemed like all our viewings were a bit rushed.  First stop was this really huge mud brick structure covering 15 acres call Huaca Pucllana.

peru-032-006peru-032-006Huaca Pucllana

We then continued onto downtown Lima and after driving around Plaza Mayor and Plaza San Martin we were dropped off outside the Church of San Francisco.  It looks wet in the photo but that’s because they were washing the pigeon dropping away!  We weren’t allowed to take photos in the church complex itself but it was very impressive – we got to go into the underground catacombs which full of pits of bones and sculls etc.

peru-032-029peru-032-029Church of San Francisco

We then walked past the old railway station, now a library and to Plaza Mayor where the presidential palace is and lots of fine buildings around the other sides.

peru-032-064peru-032-064Plaza Mayor

We were then taken to a private museum – Museo Larco – for a very quick tour of loads of excavated artefacts.  Pretty impressive amount and quality of stuff for a private concern.

peru-032-098peru-032-098Piece in Museo Larco (Private Museum) peru-032-130peru-032-130Complete set of Inca gold

The mini-bus dropped us back at the hotel and we went in search of lunch in Miraflores.  Ended up (after not finding the mall) in a nice local café.  K had a seafood rice dish which was OK but she expected the rice on the side and D had a dish which was a fillet of white fish on a bed of potatoes and asparagus with a cheese sauce and covered in prawns – it was very yummy if a bit rich.

Back to the hotel for a rest before looking for a light supper and packing up for an early transfer to the airport tomorrow on the way to Cusco.


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Jaya(non-registered)
D, thank you for doing the blog, I love it! K, sorry you think it's naff but I like seeing and hearing about your holiday. The pictures are great ..
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