South America | Peru | Central Peru | Lima – Read your Lonely Planet Carefully
I moved to my Hostel, ‘Europa’, to find I had booked myself into a prizon cell (and this was one of the better rooms. After several hours of sitting their waiting for the interesting travellers to appear, I realised I had misread my Lonely planet and booked into the wrong hostel. The place was only inhabited by locals, not one speaking English. Dont get me wrong, I am very keen to mix with locals and practice (and hopefully improve) my pigeon Spanish, but I need a few days around fellow travellers to get a feel for the area. So as per a recomendation from this web site, I move to Hotel Espa?a. Boy is that recommendation well founded, a place so beautiful (not necissarly astheticaly, but definatley in spirit), and full of Gringos ready to swap tips and stories.
Oh yes … I was approached again by those lovely people so keen to learn English from me …….. sod off! Though to balance the books, I also ended up talking to a local Lad in the Plaza who was genuinely interested to practice his English (and I think may have wanted to sell me illegal substances …. but was still happy to talk after a stubborn refusal).
A night chatting to, among others, the drunken, but very amuzing girls from Ireland (sorry never learnt your names), and Natasha from France who was happy to help me practice some Spanish.