Dopey Taxi Driver
Trip Start Oct 02, 2009
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Altogether we spent 3 days in Lima, the first day we didn't do much but went out that night in an area called Larcomar. It's a large entertainment centre built into the cliffs overlooking the Pacific.
On the wednesday we went to the 'Museo de la Nacion'. Apparently it's one of the biggest & best museums in South America
In the afternoon we went to the 'San Francisco Convent'. One of the oldest cathedrals in South America. Here we got an excellent tour of the famous catacombs. The underground catacombs are the burial ground for around 70,000 bodies and most of the bones are still visible. Our guide told us that years ago people believed that being buried under the church in these catacombs was the best place as they would be closer to heaven. We went out again that night, we had our taxi driver singing the Paul Mcgrath song, & finished off the night with some roadworks & a visit to a casino.
On the Thursday we played 6-a-side soccer on astroturf, badly needed. In the evening we went to 'The Magic Water Circuit'. It's a park containing 13 water fountains. It's the biggest park of fountains in the world, & is in the Guinness world records. They put on a great water, lights & music show. This is an example of the show, taken from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXMbCav4gw0
Next stop Huacachina...