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Lima

We stayed three days in Lima before joining our tour group. We also spent a day there after we returned from the tour. This is a huge city, 8 million people. It is divided into 40 or so districts, some of which are pretty nice, like Miraflores where we stayed. We saw some very nice museums. The best was probably the Larco collection, a vast collection of indian artifacts that is a private collection. There is quite a bit to see. We didn't venture out to restaurants. Our style is to get some stuff from the grocery, a bottle of wine and hang out in the evening at the hotel room and relax. You don't want to be out alone at night.

Archeology Museum - very interesting
Archeology Museum - very interesting
Gold funeral items
Gold funeral items
Maybe a portrait
Maybe a portrait
Typical pottery object
Typical pottery object
Ginny really likes Skype
Ginny really likes Skype
Laser show at Fountains of Lima
Laser show at Fountains of Lima
Arch made by water jets
Arch made by water jets
Water jets appear randomly, people get wet
Water jets appear randomly, people get wet
Larco Collection - best museum in Lima
Larco Collection - best museum in Lima
Many rooms of pots in storage
Many rooms of pots in storage
Pots in storage
Pots in storage
Bone flutes - nice artsy shot by Ginny
Bone flutes - nice artsy shot by Ginny
Ear rings - posts about an inch in diameter
Ear rings - posts about an inch in diameter
Gold ceremonial stuff
Gold ceremonial stuff
Gold and weapons museum - very interesting
Gold and weapons museum - very interesting
A very modern supermarket
A very modern supermarket
Self service meat counter
Self service meat counter
One of many street vendors
One of many street vendors
Interesting sandwich construction
Interesting sandwich construction
Government Palace
Government Palace
Archbishop's palace
Archbishop's palace
San Juan Evangelista - Basilica Cathedral of Lima
San Juan Evangelista - Basilica Cathedral of Lima
Pizarro's tomb in the Basilica
Pizarro's tomb in the Basilica
San Juan Evangelista - Basilica Cathedral of Lima
San Juan Evangelista - Basilica Cathedral of Lima
A chapel in the cathedral
A chapel in the cathedral
San Francisco monastery - dusty bones in the catacombs
San Francisco monastery - dusty bones in the catacombs
San Francisco monastery
San Francisco monastery
Folk Dancers
Folk Dancers
Toe dancing in sneakers
Toe dancing in sneakers
View over the water
View over the water