First Week in Lima

Trip Start Aug 01, 2007
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Trip End Mar 31, 2008


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Saturday, August 25, 2007

This second entry is about the week I spent in Lima, well almost a week. I have some mixed reviews regarding Lima. Some things stand out others not so much.  

During my time there I did a lot of walking to see the sites. The first day I went to Miraflores which is the classy part of Lima. A lot of high end shops that cater a lot to tourists. I wandered around a while there, checking it all out. I bought myself a spanish english dictionary which has been extremely helpful.

Another day I went downtown by myself and wandered around there, I saw the changing of the guard. Afterwards I went all over the downtown area, just checking out all the streets and people.

I think it was saturday I went with a girl name Kristin to the Polvos Azules. Also known as Perus biggest black market. I ended up bying a sweater and a hat, it was getting damn cold in Lima. Later that night we ended up at a pub called Bierhouse and it was unlike any place I have been before. It was like stepping in to the twighlight zone. This was the only place I have ever been where the girls pick up the guys and not the other way around.  

Sunday was my big day out, a number of us went to a bit of a festival outside town, it was about 30mins by cab. Upon arriving it cost us a whole $10 to get in. There were free drinks, and lots of activities. A lot of them were mostly for kids but we took part in some of them anyways. I did some rock climbing and got to handle the birds of prey they had there. The guy who brought the birds brought this huge eagle and would send it up in the air where it would circle around.

The big part of the day was when we got approached by an organizer and he asked us to participate in the toro match. We were told three of us would be responsible for chasing a small young bull through some goal posts of the other team. Well it turns out it is no small bull but is in fact pretty large and the goal wasnt to chase it through the goal, the point of the game was to get chased by the bull to make it go through the posts. In the end my team ended up winning! We won by a score of 4-1.   The following monday I went out on the town again with some people that hadent been out that way.

It was a long day and I was glad to be back at the hostel for a relaxed night before getting on the bus the next day.
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