Posted by: robertkittilson | September 9, 2009

Day 6: Unhappy Tourists, Happy Bellies.

Unhappy Robert and awkward Jessie.

Unhappy Robert and awkward Jessie.

We set off yesterday the 8th of September to view some ancient culture in Lima. There are many ancient ruins scattered throughout Lima’s 800 km2 (310 sq mi) of residential neighborhoods and business centers. I am sure that present day builders wish the original designers would have built with more attention to city planning and building orientation. Having said that, we hopped in a beat up cab and raced for the ruins. (You race everywhere when in a cab)

Jessie and Robert at Huaca Hualamarca.

Jessie and Robert at Huaca Hualamarca.

Huaca Huallamarca was the first ruin that we visited, and here we became tourist caught in a simple trap that most mice would have passed on. SNAP! It was only five soles and there were two rooms of artifacts and information, all in Espanol. We then began what we thought would be that grand adventure of hiking around the ruins and inspecting the cool designs and patterns in the construction, but we were penned in and led up the big ramp to the top and that was it. So we made the best of it!

It was fun but I think you can find more interesting places, even ruins, in the city of Lima. Such as the cevicheria El Muelle! Jr. Alfonso Ugarte Nº 225 – Barranco.

Robert.

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