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Survived the first few days!

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We are still in Lima, we have moved to our new hotel and will be starting our tour tomorrow. Things have gone well we have managed to comunicate even with our limited Spanish. I am feeling rather tall here (for the first time in my life) with all the little Peruvian people.
We have bargained and had scary taxi rides with more horns beeping than, indicaters. Today our tour guide met us in the hotel lobby where he breifed us on our tour, his name is Frankie. He took us into the main part of Lima, where we watched the changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. We also had a really nice lunch and did some more sight seeing. On our first night here me and Ryan went for a walk down the water front, which is really a massive cliff that overlooks the sea. There were young people everywhere kissing and hugging. We thought it was hilarious as you wouldnt see that kind of carry on at home. So today I asked Frankie what the teen pregnancy rate was like in Lima, he said some places were high but in general not. It turned out where we were walking was a place called lovers point, thats where everyone goes to get romantic (hence the shananagens).
There are only five people on our tour for the first part and poor Ryan is the only guy, for the first few days anyway, so hes going to be loving the oestrogen tension hehe.
We head into the Amazon tomorrow so that will be cool. We are really looking forward to that, the guide said we may even see a Sloth (my fave animal), which is awesome because I thought they were futher North than where we are going.
If you are wondering why there are no apostrophes its because this keyboard is set up different and I cant find them. Anyway thats all for now will enter another log when we get out of the Amazon.

Posted by Ryan-Holly 16:05 Archived in Peru Tagged backpacking

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Hi Holly and Ryan,
Hope all is well and you are still having a great time. Looked to see if you had added anything to your blogg but nothing recent so we`ll keep checking.....take care
LUV Kim,Mum,Shawnee and Kayla :)

by kimwendy

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