11.05.2013 - 13.05.2013 24 °C
We got the local bus to Lima from Pisco (just north of Paracas). It took about 4 hours, we left so early that we got to the hostel before lunch. We stayed in a part of Lima called Miraflores. It's a really posh, safe, clean area which had nice parks and prom along the sea front. The weather in Lima always seems to be misty so we didn't see much of the sun but it was warm enough. That evening we went to the airport to pick up Joe and Ned who came out to visit us.
During our stay in Lima we went to see a ruin called Huaca Pucllana. This is where the lima civilisation lived in 200 A.D. They worshipped the sea because they thought it was more powerful than the sun as the sea 'eats' the sun every night (sun set)! Joe and I ate in Larco Mar which is a shopping centre built into the cliff face so you can't see it from above! We had a pisco sour which is Peru's national cocktail and tastes sooo nice. The sea there is a good surf spot and lots of people go after they finish work. Ned was really brave and went in the sea but it looked far too cold for me! We got a night bus from Lima on to a town called Huaraz.