Saturday, April 3, 2010

When all good things come to an end...

I have shared my Peruvian experiences with you all and this is my final entry on this trip. After spending 15 days in the lake, mountains and rainforest, we made our way to Lima to spend 2 nights before heading back to Switzerland. Like any other capital city, most of the places of interest in Lima were museums, churches, parliament buildings, etc. Also, the city is more modern than the rest of Peru. We took it really easy there and just slept in and walked around the city.

I'll sum up our experience with photos:

Here I am in a mini-bus, that is a very common mode of public transport amongst locals. I came across university students, working professionals and housewives:). It was a great way to explore the day-to-day lives of the locals. I loved the noise and chaos in the city!

We went to Pachacamak, a site in the desert that has many Inca ruins. The sky was not very clear, and it was quite sandy, so I didn't enjoy this that much. Nonetheless, here are some fun shots along the way:

We hung out at this park called El Parque del Amor in the Miraflores area of Lima. Quite a nice park with colorful designed architecture.

Another interesting thing we came across in Lima was the Fpuntain Park of the Reserve. This park is really amazing as it houses very beautiful and colorful fountains of all shapes and sizes. We could even walk through some of them. Really fun stuff! The park also holds the Guinness Book Record for having the highest fountain in the world, at over 80 metres tall!

We didn't want to miss visiting the Gold Museum, and it really was one of the best museums I have ever been to. All the paintings, statues, artifacts and sculptures are so beautifully presented, and we also had an audio explanation for different things we saw. Check out these impressive pieces of art!

Finally, we indulged in some good food in Lima as we wanted to have a nice, romantic end to our honeymoon in Peru.

I truly enjoyed every minute of my time in Peru. It is a great destination and holds a very special place in my heart as we spent our honeymoon there. The people were great, we saw different varieties of landscape, had good food and best of all, learnt about the culture of these people. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation, and it is a country I would love to visit again. I hope you all enjoyed reading my Peruvian adventures as much as I enjoyed writing about them! Do hang in there to find out more about other places I have been to!


banoo said...

Wow! Really you had a lovely and a remarkable experience indeed! I could feel your true enjoyment in every segment of your Peru trip! Well described!

DVD said...

Great articles on Peru... I read all of them with a lot of interest... what is next ???


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