Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lima Dec.2 Second day continued

Today we visited another ruins called Huaca Pucllana an old pre-Incan construction dating back to 500 AD.

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Mummies wrapped in cloth after death

Our next stop was to Barranco.

Barranco is a district in Lima where the rich and famous once had their beach homes. Today Barranco is a Bohemian artsy community.

We strolled along a pathway that took us to a church and park which was nice.There are some sculptures and a old church.The church is

called La Erminta and is a rundown adobe built in 1750.The chapel was burned during the war between Peru and Chili in 1882.

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Park in Barranco

Our next stop was Plaza de Armas where the Govenment Palace  is located around the plaza.This is home to the executive branch

of the government and the president of Peru.

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Some Peruvian women sitting in the plaza

Peruvian women She saw me take a photo and pointed at me

Parade going on in plaza

Parade in Plaza

Our next stop was the San Francisco Monastery which is known for its catacombs.The church and monastery

contain more than 70,000 bones of people that had died.It also has a library that contained books from thousands of years ago

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It seems I didn’t get photos of the library or catacombs probably not allowed.We returned back to the ship after a long day.

Next stop Pisco

Dec. 3 2017 Pisco Peru


Our next port was Pisco home of the Pisco Sour.This area is noted for it’s grape brandy or pisco sour.

We went to the Isla Ballestas which is a large marine reserve designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Then we were taken to the  marina area which is home to hundreds of fishing boats.We boarded speed boats and

were taken to the reserve where we saw cormorants,sea lions,blue footed booties,blackbirds and and a few penquins.

What a fun and beautiful place.

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There was lots of Guano out on the rocks that the birds left.Once a year a company goes out and harvests the Guano and it is made into fertilizer. There were several buildings where the workers stayed during this time.

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We got back to town and searched for a place to each lunch.Our friends had fresh bass and we had the calamari.Delicious!

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Peru is !0% desert,30% mountains(Andes) and 60% jungle.We proceeded to Parcas Ntl. Reserve.We went along the beach and saw lots of

rock formations including one that is called the cathedral.Many of these formations change over time with wind and rain.In 2007 Peru

had a huge earthquake and this is what the cathedral looks like now.

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We enjoyed Pisco and all the sea animals. Next stop will be Arica Chile.