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Lima and onto Central America

Not really a fan of Peru's capital

From Cusco we took one of our long busrides down to Lima. From the outset we didn't have a great experience with some taxi drivers getting a bit nasty when we didn't want to pay their outrageous prices to get into the centre from the bus stop. We struggled to find reasonably priced accomodation as well and generally just didn't get a great vibe from the city itself. It had some nice sites and a pretty cool museum, but we were happy to move on. Lima, was also where we decided to skip Iquitos (a town in Peru near the Amazon and only accessible by river), and get some incredibly cheap flights out of Ecuador to Panama City instead. It was a tough call in some ways, but it gave us over 20 extra days in Central America and saved us quite a lot (these flights were incredible) and after feeling a bit pushed and stretched in South America we wanted to make sure we had time to take it a bit slower. So we jumped another long bus (actually 2) to Guayaquil and after a few quiet days hopped our flight to Panama.

I have no photos of Lima and while Matt took some they are on his hard drive which got corrupted in Mexico (more about that later), so may be a while before we can recover them.

Posted by Addy21 05:24

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Sux that you didn;t enjoy your time so much there - It's funny how people can have very different experiences of a city based on where they've been / mood / how well they feel or just, generally coincidental happenings. Hope Matt gets his pics back! Glad you slowed it down too =)

by Hayley

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