We fiñally made it.
13.04.2007 - 14.04.2007 25 °C
Hola from Lima,
Well as you can tell we are still alive and kicking. The journey of course was long and tiring, and we are still adjusting to the time zones. But all and all we are OK.
First impressions of Lima in the dark were sketchy to say the least. There was a god aweful stench of seaweed and crab in the air, which as you can imagine to someone who HATES seafood (Holly) was a bit disturbing. I guess it's like the rotten egg smell of Rotavegas, as we have got used to it, that is after all of the dry reaching. We got hounded at the airport by Taxi drivers, but got a pretty good deal to our hotel about US$13 for a half an hour ride. So today we thought we would be hounded again when we hit the markets, but it was pretty laid back and the people didn't bother us much at all so it was great.
They are really lovely people here, very helpful and eager to please. Four young Peruvian girls wanted their photo taken with us at the markets, so we abliged. We will probably end up on some website like uglypeople.com. However it is possible that they mistook us for Brad and Angelina haha. It is pretty warm and muggy, but bearable. On our first venture down the street I found Burger King, so guess what we had for lunch. Unfortunately their patties tasted funny, so no more. Shame really.
Well thats about where we are at at the moment. We are about to go downstairs in our hotel and enjoy a complimentary Pisco and Sours, then take a stroll along the beach which is about a 2 min walk away. Will fill ya in when we have more to say.