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A round the world trip in more than 80 days.

Why this blog ?

Our aim : travel and discover the world during 353 days and through some fifhteen countries. We are hoping that this blog will allow us to share the experience with our family and friends thanks to the posts and photos that we will be publishing and also thanks to their comments.

Currently ...

now. For the moment, we are gently readapting from nomadic to sedentary life.


Is Lima worth it ?

New country, new currency and a new stamp on the passport. We left quiet Puerto Lopez (exception made of the insomniac roasters) and we headed south toward the capital of Peru, Lima.

Hitting the road through northern Peru scenery was quite awesome : an desert bathed by the pacific ocean. Difficult to imagine that this side of the border is arid while southern Ecuador looks very tropical and each inch of land is covered with banana plants.

After a 36 hours bus ride where the entertainment was the job of the sub 16 water-polo Ecuadorian national team (part of an international tournament the same evening), we reached our destination. Before getting to down-town, we passed some neighbourhoods that were not that much appealing to us.

While preparing this trip, I read so many bad things about Lima that I did not know what to think : Insecurity, pollution, nothing to see … Some travellers do not even make a pit stop here while visiting Peru. But we decided to give it a go and we have been rewarded.

It is true that you can see a bottomless class gap : shanty towns lacking running water and electricity side to side with classy neighbourhoods where houses are surrounded by 3 meter high walls and patrolled by private guards more armed than the police. But we really enjoyed visiting the old town and walking in fancy Miraflores and Barranco (the local Montmartre) neighbourhoods.

But since Lima is not the only attraction in Peru so we need to keep moving south. Talk to you in Arequipa.