On arrival in Lima, we checked into our hostel and then went for a tour of our surroundings. We had heard very little about Lima up to this point so we were expecting very little. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Our hostel was located in the Miraflores suburb overlooking the central park. Restaurants, supermarkets, shops and pubs were right on our doorstep. There was even a cinema. Day 2 in Lima, we went to see "The Hobbit" as it was in English with Spanish subtitles. After, we went down to the beach which looked gorgeous. The weather was again cold so we weren`t tempted to lie out. Just next to the beach was an amazing shopping centre. A bit too expensive for our budget though. That night, we met up with Claud and Dean who had arrived later than us in Lima and went for a few drinks in their hostel. We also met up with another couple Emily and Nigel who accompanied us to the night club. It was packed and we had a brilliant night. Day 3, we took in more of the Miraflores area and later in the evening we boarded our bus to Mancora for Christmas with Emily and Nigel.