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May 20, 2013 - Magic Circuit of Water Show

Back in Lima after another 8-hour bus trip to return from Huancayo. We are staying at Hotel Continental located in the historic centro of Lima for the next few days. Tonight we visited The Magic Circuit of Water Show, Parque de La Reserva, admission free for seniors. We walked through the park after dark to see the fountains showcase how water can be artistically manipulated through form, movement, and light. There is a laser light show of colors set to music that lasts 30 min. This is the largest water fountain compound in the world,...

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2013 In Ecuador

May 17, 2013 - Lima City Tour and Larco Museum

LindaRose and I are ready to hit the streets after a mini-breakfast at Hitchhikers Hostel. We stopped at Haiti, a popular coffee shop with outdoor seating that´s been in business in Lima for 50 years, for a more substantial bacon and ham and eggs breakfast. Then we shopped until the Mirabus took us on a 5-hour double-decker bus tour of the city of Lima which cost S/.60 and was well worth it. We also got a guided tour of the Larco Museum. The museum consists of 50,000 pieces and is the largest pre-Colombian art collection in the world. The...

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2013 In Ecuador

May 13, 2013 - curse the 64gb memory card

So my specially bought huge memory card is fuck all use as the tablet won't read it. So I have to go buy a new one >.< however got some on Louises camera today which it will read. Wandered round Miraflores this morning, went to the beach and ate our dinner then headed for a wee hour bus tour of Miraflores. The sun had managed to burn off some of the fog by then so apart from homicidal tree branches it was a nice wee cruise on the open top deck

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trippin out

Apr 20, 2013 - Miraflores, Start of 'Absolute Peru'

Apologies, photos are taking too long to load, will just show you wen I'm home! After a good nights sleep and a slightly strange breakfast, I went to explore the district of Miraflores. The streets are fairly busy as its Saturday, ladies shopping, lots of runners, and children's skateboarding. Reached the seafront and there was a fairly thick mist from the sea coming over the cliff top. Followed the coast round to Larcomar. Lovely gardens, shopping area and cafes outside. Few clouds in the morning Thayer lift come midday to leave full...

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South America 2013

Apr 19, 2013 - Day 1: LHR to Lima

Dramatic start to the trip!! Arriving at the check in desk to find I wasn't booked to fly was not ideal! So after a quick purchase of a new ticket and of course the emotional goodbyes, off I went. Stopped in Madrid, an easy change. And then on to the 13hours to Lima! Ok plane food but no TVs in the seats! Arrived in Lima and found my transfer. Sharing the taxi with 2 Swiss girls doing the Peru on a Shoetstring tour - so no worries, I wasn't alone at night! The road lane discipline and excessive use of car horns rivals that of Bangkok,...

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South America 2013

Apr 17, 2013 - Lima

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Peru: Lima has survived endless cycles of destruction and rebirth. Regular apocalyptic earthquakes, warfare and the rise and fall of civilizations have resulted in a city that is as ancient as it is new. When Francisco Pizarro sketched out the boundaries of his ‘City of Kings’ in January of 1535, there were roughly 200,000 indigenous people living in the area. By the 18th century, the Spaniards’ tumbledown village of adobe and wood had given way to a vice regal capital, where fleets of...

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Apr 5, 2013 - Lima, Peru (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Excerpts from the Lonely Planet – Peru: On its surface, Lima is no thing of beauty. A sprawling desert city clinging precariously to dusty cliffs, it spends much of the year marinated in a perpetual fog that turns the sky the color of Styrofoam. It is loud, chaotic, and gritty; much of its architecture is bulky and gray. Foreign travelers tend to scuttle through on their way to more pastoral destinations in the Andes. This is unfortunate. Lima may not wear its treasures on its sleeve, but peel back the foggy layers and...

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Mar 22, 2013 - Brazil

When we went to brazil we went to a dock for a amazon cruse. We saw many impeccable critters and fish.then we learned that chocolate was an important thing to the natives.we also learned that rubber cam from the rainforest too.When we got of of the ship we went to a hotel room. Then we went to bed after a scrumptious dinner.

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Mar 16, 2013 - At Sea

March 16,2013 At Sea I’m out for my morning walk while Cherie tries to sleep in. Today’s choice of walking music for my MP3 player is Andrea Bocelli; a much slower pace to fit today’s mood. I don’t walk as fast as when I listen to “Fleetwood Mac” or “Creedence Clearwater Revival” but I’m in no hurry today. It’s warm out and there is a lite rain falling. As I rounded the bow of the ship, the bridge announced a pod of dolphins playing off the bow. There were about 35 dolphins in this pod. Unlike the film clips you see on TV, they swam toward...

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Mar 14, 2013 - Lima, Peru

March 14,2013 Callao and Lima Peru ( day 1) We docked at Callao harbor at about 10 am. Callao is Peru’s main shipping point and is very busy. Peru has 30 million people; 700,000 live in Callao and 8 million live in Lima. There is no clear delineation between the cities of Callao and Lima. The traffic is very heavy and I think passing a driving test includes proficiency in the use of the horn. I attempted to decipher the horn code. Two short beeps means “move it!”, one long beep is not fit for print. Today we have a tour scheduled from 1-9...

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Mar 14, 2013 - pucallpa peru

To day we are in pucallpa peru! We saw many markets on water. It was interesting to see. but I think you guest it. My mom wanted to by some thing to eat. We were all hungery anyway. So we agreed with her. Then we got some peruvian pop corn. after a day of shoping every one will be tiered.

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Mar 13, 2013 - 2 DAY IN PERU

Right now I'm in Arequipa which is located in southern Peru. It is surrounded with mountains and deserts. For some reason, I'm super, super SUPER scared about the Misti volcano. But its suppose to be a symbol. This city is called "The White City" because the volcanos rock is white, pretty cool isn't it? Later I climed the mountains that surround Arequipa. I felt a little woozy, but then I got used to it. lastly I rented a house and went to sleep.

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Flight 119 into Peru

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