Thursday, November 17, 2005

Missing Passports

We arrived in Lima safe and sound. Just without some important things like passports, flight tickets and a wad of cash. No, we weren´t robbed, pickpocketed or "strangle-mugged". Instead we´d been very careful at Pisco and put everything in the safe. Then we´d been very forgetful and only remembered the package when we were well on our way to Lima on a 4 hour bus ride.

Drat! Oh well. We got into Lima, found a place to stay in the Miraflores district (after a lot of searching) then called the place in Pisco to tell them what happened. Good old Boris had it sorted. Well, good young Boris that is. Spoke to good old Boris his father at first and had a very strange conversation.

Today (Wednesday) we got up early and took a bus back down to Pisco. Picked up the passports, had some food then got back on the bus and came all the way back to Lima again. 8 hours on the bus. At least we managed to get a good bus company this time and got a working tv (no toilet though, and it left as at edge-of-town Pisco instead of the centre).

On a side note, Eva´s getting very good at bargaining with taxis. Getting to and back from the bus stops she managed to hack down the price very well.

So, back in Lima and we wandered around the Miraflores area. Went down to see the ocean (not down to the beach though as that´s meant to be very unsafe). Looked around a couple of good parks, a shopping centre and then back towards home to get something to eat. Apart from sitting 8 hours on an unecessary bus, it wasn´t a bad day after all.

Updated with photos (29-Nov-2005) - Click for pics

On the bus we saw lots of little huts in the desert next to the road. I don't think they were lived in, but who knows? Seriously, any idea what they're used for?

The park of love.

Old houses in Lima. They look great. Hope they last.

This ancient site is smack-bang in the middle of Miraflores, Lima. They only recently started looking at it properly and they still don't have proper government backing. Before they started the excavation it was used as a rubbish tip and for motor-cross. All the bricks you see are hand-made (no moulds), and it's absolutely massive (though only a fraction of the size it used to be).

They're finding new stuff all the time.

The naked Peruvian dogs are ugly.


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