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Trip Start May 17, 2010
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Trip End Mar 31, 2011


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It was nice to arrive in Lima, perhaps partly because of the arduous journey getting here. We stayed in Lima (and surroundings) for 4 days before heading into the country, at an apartment in Barranco with our lovely friends Mark & Michelle (who we know from Ibiza). We both really loved the area of Barranco, its very arty and full of colors, and right on the beach (although it's a bit of a hike down as you are on a hill- supposedly there to protect from any Tsunamis. Our first day we walked around and found a little local beach bar where I was to try some local ceviche (and sam whatever he could find that is vegetarian). As soon as we walked onto the beach a little lady came flying over from what seemed like 2 km away to show us a menu. She looked so panicked we thought she wanted help, but she just wanted to make sure we didn’t miss out on her great place :P

So, we ordered a lovely lunch from the family place, and soon after some idiot tried to run off with our little camera, grabbed straight from the table. Sam got up and started running after him, but as soon as the owners saw they started yelling loudly. A man at the end of the restaurant managed to grab the camera back, and the boy ran off to be hunted down by about 20 Peruvians who were evidently underwhelmed by this thug. I calmly watched the boy run right out of my view, only minutes later running left with nothing but a piece of torn boxers cupped around his private parks. They took his clothes, his bag and then beat the crap out of him. I felt a little bad but I guess he won’t do that again!

Next few days we relaxed , cooked some dinners at the apartment and caught up with our friends. On the weekend they took us to Michelle’s mother’s beach house in a place about 40 km south of Lima called Puntas Hermosas. We spent two lovely days eating, relaxing on the beach, eating some more trying the neighbors self-distilled Pisco (Pisco, made of grapes, is a local liquor both consumed in Peru and Chile- both of who claim they are the ones that invented it). We also met up with our lovely flight attendant friend Mariska here and shared some Pisco J

On Monday we took a flight to Cusco, were we are meeting up with Nanette to go to Machu Picchu and travel around Peru/ Bolivia ( we have added the pictures of our last weekend in Lima at the end of our Peruvian trip, as not much new happened)
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