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February 26

Travel to Lima

Picked up early to go to the airport. After a 1 1/2 hour flight over almost complete desert, we arrived in Lima. Apparently Lima is the second largest city in the world in a desert. After arriving at our B&B, we went out walking and visited Huaca Pucllana, an adobe pyramid and complex which was built and used from 200 to 700 A.D. It has only been being excavated since 1981 or so. Before that it was simply a gravelly hill in the centre of town. So they're still working on it, both excavating and restoring what they have excavated.
After walking around the Miraflores neighbourhood and having lunch, we returned to our B&B for a rest. Then off to catch a city bus down to the Circuito Magico del Agua - a sound and light show in a large park with many fountains of different types.
Fountain with projected lights and images

Fountain with projected lights and images

It is amazing the different types of fountains they have and the clarity of the images they can project. Some of the fountains are for playing in - tunnel to walk thru, ones with unpredictable spray, etc. - everywhere kids are getting soaked and having a ball. The park is full of people, mostly families with little kids, music playing, quite a party atmosphere. We even saw a group of performers in masks and costumes dancing to music, some of them were on stilts yet they could dance on them as if they weren't there! Here's a photo I snapped of one just before he started dancing with me!
Masked stilt dancer

Masked stilt dancer

Posted by katdill 19:38 Archived in Peru

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