Friday, April 4, 2014

Goodbye Mexico, Hello Peru

This morning we arrived in Lima. I was super exhausted and wanted to spend the rest of the day in bed, until I found out we had a roof top pool in our hotel.Yay! So I spent the rest of the day sleeping under the sun until 4pm.

Peru has so much history packed into it, with a blending of the vibrant Andean culture and its much newer, modern culture. We don't have an itinerary yet, all we know is we will be here for a few weeks (with a small trip to Argentina in between). No one can visit Peru without taking a pilgrimage to Machu Picchu (which I did during my trip in 2011 before I started this blog). But Peru is so much more than just Macchu Picchu. Sand dunes and an oasis, the ancient Nazca Lines, cities surrounded by volcanoes, canyons and the Amazon jungle, this time we will be exploring a few different places.

rooftop pool hilton lima peru
rooftop pool hilton lima peru
rooftop pool hilton lima peru

Our hotel (Hilton, Miraflores) did nightly shows where they showcased different regional dances from Peru. My favourite one is down below, called the scissor dance. The dancers use scissors in one hand to accompany the music and dance at the same time. At the end we got to take photos with all the different dancers. You don't have to stay in the hotel to see the show- buses with tourists came to watch the show. They also serve dinner so its a great way to spend a night enjoying Peruvian food and culture.

peruvian dance show
peruvian dance show
peruvian dance show

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