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Lima, Peru

We fiñally made it.

overcast 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.

Posted by Ryan-Holly 17:28 Archived in Peru Tagged backpacking

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Glad you've arrived safe and sound. Bub's setting me up so i can send you these comments, (hopefully she'll get the hang of it...no confused phone calls to dunedin) fingers crossed. Keep safe, look forward to your next message. Love, Mum and Dad (and frank)

by doedoe

What an interesting story, I look forward to more :)

by parkjeong

Hi you 2 :) This is a great way of keeping up with your adventure, took us hill billies a while to figure out how to answer but here we are. Glad you are safe and well..love the way you write, it`s very amusing and informative. By the way you can relax, we`ve just been into uglypeople.com and we didn`t see you there. Looking forward to your next news letter...take care..LUV Mum,Kim, Shawnee and Kayla XX

by kimwendy

what an adventure...looking forwrd to the next installment...stay well :)

by kimwendy

hi holly and ryan glad your having a good time. Nana with me couldn't find your next entry. will wait with anticipation. Nana gave me a copy of your first travels.
Aunty Diane

by dianeg

Hi Holly & Ryan, as Diane said i passed yout travell log on to her,your father gave it to me, Poppa Bill and i had had to make a rushed trip up North,in May due to one of my younger sisters having died suddenly, so before we returned back down south we spent a night with your Dad & kaye. what a great time you and ryan seem to be having, take care of yourselves, and look forwards to reading more about your travells.
All our Love
Nana & Poppa Menary.

by patmenary

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