A South American Escape Part 5 – Lima

This past Spring, Joline and I embarked on what we considered a trip of a lifetime. Our jaunt took us from the Beaches of Rio, through the Jungles of Iguassu Falls, to the “Paris of South America (Buenos Aires), all the way over to Peru and the Land of the Incas. Below are some of the highlights in photos. Enjoy!

Missed a previous post?

A South American Escape Part 1 – Miami
A South American Escape Part 2 – Rio de Janeiro
A South American Escape Part 3 – Iguassu Falls/Foz Do Iguacu
A South American Escape Part 4 – Buenos Aires
A South American Escape Part 5 – Lima
A South American Escape Part 6 – Sacred Valley of the Incas
A South American Escape Part 7 – Machu Picchu
A South American Escape Part 8 – Cusco
A South American Escape Part 9 – Lima Redux…and home.

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A red-eye flight later…Helloooo Peru!  The flight felt longer than 5 hours…zzzz….

The West Coast of South America.

 

Missing Man Formation.

 

We ate at a really good Seafood restaurant, La Rosa Nautica.  We took the picture below after dinner.

 

The Coast Line.

 

 

The Coast Seemed so underdeveolped and polluted.

 

 

 

Mateo Salado in Lima's Pueblo Libre district.

 

 

Airplane House in Miraflores.

 

 

Chifa. A Chinese food + Peruvian Fusion which is one of the Major Cuisines.

 

 

Plaza de Armas.

 

 

Local.

 

 

Plaza de Armas and neighboring hillside flag.

 

The street vendors were very persistent!  But sweethearts!

 

Vendor.

 

For some reason, everyone gathered in by the church below, everyday.

Convento de San Francisco.

 

Bones of the faithful in the Grottos at the church above. Very freaky.

 

 

A little Disconcerting.

 

 

Another grotto under the Convento.

 

 

Quipus.

 

 

An Explanation of the Amazing Quipus.

 

Next…on to the Valley.  Let’s see what these Inca are all about!

(A South American Escape Part 6 – Sacred Valley of the Incas)

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