Lima, So Far

After two flights, an annoying family, a wailing baby and 14 hours of travel, we finally arrived in Lima at 11:30 last night.  Besides one minor mishap, like assuming someone was picking us up at the airport, we were on our way to our hotel in Miraflores (we eventually realized we needed a taxi). The drive to the hotel was in itself an adventure mainly because our taxi driver drove down a few questionable roads, I'm pretty sure Julian was a little sketched out and all I can think of was "they should have video surveillance at the airport right?" I think I've been watching too many episodes of Criminal Minds and fortunately, we were just paranoid and arrived safely to our hotel. 

Today we walked around Miraflores and took in the sights and sounds of traffic (ahhh the constant sound of horns being pushed takes me back to SE Asia).

We visited a church and the Central Park (where the city's stray cats like to hang out)

We eventually made it to Huaca Pucllana which is an outdoor museum where you get to walk through the ruins of an ancient civilization that predates the Inca empire. 

After our tour, we decided we deserved a couple of celebratory beverages (because you know, walking through already established paths is exhausting, and if that's the case, I'm screwed for our 4 day hike on the Inca Trail). We found this restaurant called Los Inkas where I tried a pisco sour for the first time and Julian had one (massive) beer. We also tried Peruvian cuisine and we were not disappointed although I doubt we will be trying guinea pig any time soon.

Julian's seafood fried rice

So far, day 1 of exploring Miraflores has been a quite a success. We are planning on going out later to check out the night life which I'm sure, we will not be disappointed. Here's to hoping I can stick to drinking only a few pisco sours.

 

Pisco Sour & Julian's Massive Beer