Transit through Lima - take 2

Trip Start Sep 26, 2009
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Trip End Jan 06, 2010


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Flag of Peru  , Lima,
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our first transit through Lima consisted of the departure lounge at teh airport, and according to nearly everyone we had spoken to (mostly Peruvians), they told us not to bother wth Lima, it was horrible and the airport was probably the nicest part!

So, after 4 hours we arrived... and booked our ticket straight back out of there to Trujillo for later that day (the night bus!)

We spent a few hours in Lima, got a taci to the trusty "Plaza de Armas" which every city has... we found somewhere to eat and drink... wandered around a local food market... went to the S.S.H.H (the public loo`s...!) and wasted some time in an internet cafe... there was the weekly sunday special parade through teh streets of the plaza, but this time the militarty were throwing their guns up and doing dance type moves, to cheers from the crowds...

We then tried to flag down a taxi... we saw one stop to let people out, so I leant in to agree teh fare... and a police officer with a big gun starting hitting his baton on the side of the taxi... apparently he wasnt allowed to stop there.... I apologised to the police man (lots of lo sientos) and felt really naughty... a passerby then explained in Spanish that you can only jump in when its a red light... the same taxi was not deterred bu the baton weilding policeman and had stopped a few metres down... we agreed a price quickly, threw ourselves into the taxi as the lights turned green and got on the bus for trujillo! (which is where I found out my tummy wasnt good... really bad tummy pains all night, barely slept a wink... nice!)
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