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Back to Lima

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Today I flew back to Lima from Iquitos. After a rough start, Iquitos and the Amazon turned out to be a worthwhile visit. However, I was really looking forward to the place I was staying at in Lima. I would call it a cross between a hostel and a B & B and a homestay. I was looking forward to being picked up at the airport by the family that runs the small hostel and getting back to a real bed and a clean shower.

The flight was scenic again crossing the Andes.

Arriving in Lima, the family met me at the airport and were very nice. I was hungry and it was lunchtime so we stopped for some Chinese/Peruvian food on the way.
I had Lomo Saltado and fried rice with a bowl of wonton soup. My first Chinese food in South America.

We came back to the hostel which is located in a beautiful area of Miraflores, the nicest neighborhood in Lima, 2 minites walk from the center and main park. It was clean and quiet ... a great compliment to the sweaty stickly adventure from last week. Foggy season is approaching in Lima and the temperature was a refreshing 65.

After enjoying the conveniences for the afternoon. I set out to get my bearings in the neighborhood and ended up on the malecon, a park on the cliffs over the ocean, a 10 minute walk from my place, at sunset.

The next day I enjoyed hanging out the morning at the hostel and meeting people from Switzerland and the southwestern US. May 1st is Labor Day in Peru so i was able to meet a friend from Holland who teaches in Lima for lunch and afterward we ran the Malecon by the beach. We had another nice sunset to watch as well.

Posted by solorooster 20:08 Archived in Peru

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