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Feb 11, 2018 - Paracas by the sea and our Mexican evening

Here’s a thing. What happens when you put suncream on and then change your shirt and shorts and go out on a bike without remembering that there are exposed parts without suncream on? Answer you get red knees and arms boooo. Fortunately you do not look like someone who still has the outline of her swimming costume showing even when she has taken it off. Obviously no names mentioned. So last night we had the long awaited Mexican evening. They had set up drinks bar, food bars and everyone serving were dressed up in what I assume were typical...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Thursday 8th Lima with a half day tour.

Well here we are in the Capital city of Peru, Lima. Dave and Irene had arrived there originally from the UK. Had a swift breakfast and was greeted by our guide Sonia. She had plenty of knowledge and understanding but as we had heard the Pre Inca, Inca and Spanish eras it was very difficult to remain engaged. It was further strained when it appeared that the City tour was being conducted at speed and without photo stop opportunities due to traffic and time constraints. This clearly was not on but after a few poorly chosen stops for...

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Feb 8, 2018 - Back to Lima for sun sea and stuff?

Today we woke at a sensible time 7 and then showered in nice water, shaved for th first time in five days- Irene is pleased to see this. The hotel is a Marriott and is really good quality in terms of facilities. Shame we are not here long enough to use them. But using as many as possible I treated my bites and wandered down to breakfast to have a nice quiet time. Ran round to the local launderette with two big bags of rather smelly clothes and then left to see the city. More to come as the bar is calling and the photos have not uploaded...

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Jan 27, 2018 - Pisco Sours rule 𯑍

First full day in Lima. Went for a walk around the area which was very pleasant. Then back for breakfast including toast and marmalade. Irene even liked it as it was like a preserve rather our normal marmalade. Met at the hotel by the tour guide and went to look round a local market. Lots of new things to see and try so had a great time. Then we went to a restaurant by the ocean to make Pisco Sours. They were very nice and so sat outside listening to the waves lapping on the shore gently falling asleep. We went back in to make a traditional...

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Oct 14, 2017 - SFO to DFW to Lima

We made it up to the airport in San Francisco (SFO) and through security with plenty of time to spare. Despite press reports of many delays due to the smoke from the wine country fires, we left right on time, and arrived at DFW with about 3 hours to kill before our flight to Lima. We looked for a Texas BBQ place that had been recommended by someone on the plane, but when we couldn't find it had dinner at TGI Friday's instead. BBQ ribs and a beer for Doug and a french dip sandwich for me. We didn't think about whether or not we'd be served...

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Peru - October 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - Arrivé à Lima

Arrivé à Lima apres un vol depuis Madrid. Tout s'est bien passe et un taxi de l'hotel qu'Aline avait reserve est venu nous chercher a l'aeroport. On est directement alle se coucher car on etait tous bien fatigues du trajet. Le lendemain matin petit dej a l hotel et petite balade jusqu'a la mer (ou presque car il y avait une grande route qui donnait pas vraiment envi de traverser). Du coup on est alle se pauser rapidement sur une terasse prendre notre premier jus de fruit.. ou bieres pour les hommes. Retour a lhotel pour prendre le taxi...

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Maudi en voyage

Jan 24, 2017 - Panama canal

Saturday 14th January. Barbados. Air temperature 27deg C. Sea temperature same. We arrived in Bridgetown at 2030 last night . We were watching the final show of the Leg where the three main entertainers said their goodbyes. All three were very good And we have three new ones for the next leg. We were berthed next to a P and O ship , the Britannia , which was huge . I t looked like a block of flats . It made Black Watch look very small , but we would not have swapped. Too many people on board and , would you believe, children ! We had an...

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Dec 29, 2016 - Future catch up entries coming in Bueno Aires

It is December 29 and we have not had free wifi since Lima. So just wanted you to know that we will catch up with all the stops and pictures when we get to the hotel in Bueno Aires on New Years Eve. We are enroute to there now. Hope you have had a good Christmas 𯎄 and nice week with family and friends. Roxa and Terry

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Dec 16, 2016 - Presidential Plaza in Lima with two pictures added on 1/1/17

I'm in a little cafe in Pisco so will tell you about Lima yesterday. We have some great pictures of the Presidential Plaza that I'll send you once we get to our hotel in Buenos Aires and have wifi that is strong. The reason our pictures are so good is because the Plaza was blocked by police in full riot gear. They were expecting a demonstration in the square by citizens opposing the actions by their legislators against the newly elected president who won by 40,000 votes in a country of 35 million where voting is compulsory. So the police...

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Dec 15, 2016 - In Lima Peru

Beautiful overcast day so it is very pleasant even in 100% humidity. Our guide said Lima is nearing the 10 million people range based on the latest census. It is 77degrees temperature here and we are over 12 hours of daylight now. The exchange rate is 30 Sols to one dollar 𯒵 and there are money changers all around. Our ATM card would not work at the one bank that had an ATM in English so we had to use the street changers. Mira Flores is a part of town that has 80% of the high end hotels and tourist . The 45 minute drive to get here from...

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Dec 13, 2016 - Crossing the equator

On the 13th we crossed the equator about 6:30 in the morning. Even received a little certificate about it𯘀 That means we were at 0 degrees latitude and 65 degrees latitude away from Fairbanks. Each day on board we enjoy two separate lectures that are an hour each. One is from a man who has traveled in South America a lot and gives great info in each country. The other is from a professor of archeology who has worked for National Geographic. Both lectures are standing room only since there are 3,000 passengers on the ship. Tomorrow we land...

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Aug 19, 2016 - Central Lima

An interesting day in Lima learning about ancient civilisations and sea worship. Phill didn't get to eat Guinea pig but he did partake of the local cola. It tastes like penicillin! The changing of the guard was fun with a brass band playing El Condor Pasa as black vultures flew overhead. Lots of school children had come on trips to watch but the ones near us ended up watching Izzy and Theo rather than the ceremony! Flying to Cuzco tomorrow.

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Our Year Out

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