The decision to spend an extra day in Lima was one of the best yet. We had very low expectations for this city, which many told us to not waste our time on. However, we have been pleasantly surprised.
We started our day with waffles at a nearby cafe courtesy of Hostel Kokopelli. We then learned of a Starbucks literally minutes from our hostel. We were off to a fantastic start. We then spent most of the day wandering through the most adorable shops until we found ourselves at the most beautiful mall I’ve ever seen. It was an open air mall located on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Talk about prime real estate. We even got to watch Robin Hood in English. The movie theatre was gigantic, spotless and virtually empty. It was like our private screening. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I know that we didn’t exactly get a taste of true Peruvian culture… and we basically did everything that we did at home, but somehow you just appreciate it more in a third world country.
Tomorrow we are off to the Amazon and this time we are taking a plane. I’ve had enough bus rides for the time being. I’m praying that the mosquitoes won’t devour me like they usually do but I’m sure the jungle will be worth it.