We made the most of our last day in Peru. Today was the day to do Lima and we did it!
We Uber’d (for $5) from Miraflores to the historic area. Plaza de Armas, above, was a picturesque square, with the Catedral, Presidential Palace and other great buildings.
We started at the Catedral. Unlike the other churches, we could take pictures inside. They had an brochure in somewhat awkward English that gave us a good idea of what each section was about.
We then walked the streets, happening upon a parade, we know not the reason for. Here’s some video and pictures of the parade.
Even the young ones enjoyed.
We couldn’t help but notice that there were riot police at every corner of the square. Not sure if that is normal for near the Presidential Palace but we sure didn’t start any trouble.
We happened by the Presidential Palace right at noon, so got to witness the changing of the guard. I have videos that I’ll try to add later.
Our next stop was the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs. We couldn’t take pictures inside, but we saw a lot of skulls and bones!
Being Capitol Hill residents, we couldn’t help but take a picture of the Congress.
Lunch was in Chinatown. We were the only English speakers here, but it was so worth wandering into Salon Capon.
My only souvenir on these trips is usually a soccer jersey from the national team. In this case, we had to find an Umbro store which meant going to the Jockey Plaza mall. We found the helado store that had been recommended to Ellen. And the soccer jersey. And enjoyed walking around.
Our last dinner was a place recommended by our neighbor, Elvis, when I was out walking Colby just before we left. It was a short walk from our hotel, and just an amazing Amazon-themed menu. ámaZ was delicious. We were sitting just next to a young couple, who happened to be huge foodies who live in Crystal City. We chatted just about the whole meal, sharing stories and food. Hope to see China & Nathan sometime back home!
We fly home tomorrow, via AeroMexico with a layover in Mexico City. Not long enough to explore anything more than the airport, but we’ll make the most of that.
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There will be one more post to sort through our experiences and impressions. Buenos noches!