After a sad goodbye to our friend Bron, we took a 22 hour bus ride to Lima. This was originally just to break up the trip to Ecuador, but we wound up having a fun time. We stayed in Miraflores and enjoyed a relaxing couple of days in Lima. Some of our highlights were:
Wandering around Miraflores and watching the people parasailing off the cliffs and floating above the ocean. I hadn’t really realised Lima was on the coastline in quite such a dramatic way!
Finding awesome coffee at Café Z and relaxing in this funky café. (Reubs also enjoyed the cheesecake here!)
Visiting the centre of town – the Plaza de Armas (every city we go to seems to have a Plaza de Armas), the San Franciscan church and crypts with piles of bones and skulls – a little creepy!
Exploring the wonderful Museo Larco with its collection of art work dating back to pre Inca times.
Meeting up with a new friend from a mission agency and hearing about the work that is happening in Lima and the awesome resources being produced in Spanish. (http://conti.with.sim.org)
All things considered, Lima wasn’t my (Karen) favourite city, but it was still interesting to visit.
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Lima looks more interesting than I had imagined… well, actually, I did not know much about Lima so had not really imagined anything! As a young person I always thought it was a little odd that the capital of Peru had the same name as a bean. Those cliffs look very impressive. So does the jewellry at the museum. So does Karen enjoying her coffee!
The museum looks fascinating! I don’t know anything about Lima other than that it exists, so this was really interesting.