Peru without Machu Pichu

We must be the only Australians EVER to come to Lima in Peru and not go to Machu Picchu. David, as regular readers will know, detests tours. Since the only practical way of seeing Machu Picchu is on a tour, in the company of crowds of other tourists, David point blank refuses to go.

Drive a car in Lima! Are you crazy?

Pachacamac: looking into the eyes of a God.

When the Spanish Conquistador Hernando Pizarro arrived at The Temple of the Sun, near present day Lima in Peru, he was disappointed to discover that the Temple's God and Oracle was nothing more than a wooden idol. He expected solid gold. I know how he felt. One of the pitfalls of independent travel is that sometimes you miss things - and this miss was bigger than most. We missed the opportunity to look into the eyes of a God.

Lima, Peru - But is it safe?

The Hilton Miraflores, Lima.

Hotel Review

The Hilton Miraflores, Lima