Exploring Miraflores

Since it was drizzly and overcast today, we just wandered through the neighborhood we were in.  We walked up to the ruins that are smack dab in the center of Miraflores, Huaca Pucllana.  Interesting to learn about previous civilizations, but not much to photograph.


Yesterday, we toured Lima Centro, and were surprised by the police presence everywhere.  A lot of major squares and parks  were cordoned off due to some measly student protests of some type.  Our favorite tour was of Monesterio de San Francisco, which had an awesome library with thousands of books predating 1600!  The catacombs underneath were pretty cool, with bones of about 70,000 people.  The low ceilings and narrow passageways were pretty creepy.

Tonight we went bar hopping!  Boy, did we feel old, walking along the streets with lots of young couples kissing and hugging. (we tried to emulate them without grossing anybody out) I'm wanting to try Pisco Sours throughout the city, to find the best, and we may have just done so tonight.  A place that bills itself as making the "best Pisco Sour in the world" may have been right... We'll let you know after we leave Lima.