South America | Peru | Central Peru | Lima – Finding the beans
Woke up this morning to hear the doves that cooed all night long outside my door, but also a macaw and two parrots. I opened the door and saw two tortoises thrown into that mix as well. They seemed to really love one anohter – they crawled around outside my room on the roof of this interesting hostel most of the morning as if they were joined at the hip.
I decided to book my room ahead of time at a Hostal here in central Lima, recommended on this site, Hostal Espana. It is in a great location, and not too noisy. Has a funky atmosphere since it is an old colonial house with multiple levels (each with its own staircase spread throughout the house).
I didn´t realize how hot it would be. I appreciated the ride in the taxi to the South American Explorers (SAE)club, because the breeze through the windows cooled me off. As I walked inside SAE, I realized I only had 30 minutes to get the information I was looking for…but then what was I looking for? That was when I realized that I probably put more thought into traveling to Lima as a little kid, eating my Lima beans, than I had in recent weeks. I had invested more thought into other places where I am planning on traveling in the next three months. Which brings me to ‘Finding the beans…’, I need to find my beans or my bearing, or just get over the mild culture shock I am currently feeling so I am going to relax at my hostel for a day, and then see what happens.