Sunday, February 21, 2016

Greetings from Peru

I arrived in Lima, very early Friday morning, and our first stop later that morning was a visit to a park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is hot, hot summer on the coast of Peru, and a big change from New York City.

Our itinerary for the day included a visit to the Lorca Museum, a wonderful repository of treasures of Peruvian antiquities and a site of magnificent gardens. I will be doing a post when I get home about the museum. It definitely deserves its own moment in the spotlight. 

Yesterday was a more leisurely day, with a lot of walking around the neighborhood in which our group was staying and lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Pacific. The third photograph shows the view from the restaurant.

The "Park of Love" which overlooks the Pacific. Corazon is heart.


Looking out to the Pacific Ocean.

A very fun place to enjoy lunch. The Pacific is just to the right of the mall and restaurants.

The group I'm traveling with is very friendly and I'm enjoying getting to know them. The only hitch to a so far perfect trip is my suitcase is still wandering around, with no arrival date in sight. I've bought a few things and one of the women loaned me a extra pair of pants and two shirts, so I'm down okay. But I will be doing a lot better when my suitcase and I are together.

I'm now in Cusco, in the Andes. Today is a relaxed day getting used to the 10,000 foot altitude. We had lunch at Peruvian restaurant, and in a little while we're going on a shopping expedition, which I'm looking forward to.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care!

13 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

Have a good time!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Such a pretty place! Hope that suitcase catches up soon!

Pondside said...

What a wonderful trip! We.were in Luma send Cuzco a few years back and loved every moment. I will be looking for your posts!

Paula Kaye said...

We were lucky with all of our traveling never to lose a suitcase!! I am sure you are having a wonderful time. Love the pictures!!

Simply Linda said...

Oh no, so sorry about the suitcase...did you leave Pepe back in NYC? (grinning and giggling)--- I sure hope he is behaving, smiles.

I pray that your suitcase gets found and soon. Happy trails, my friend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hopefully that suitcase won't be missing for too long. Hope you enjoy it all !

Bj Pup said...

Glad to hear you're having a good time.

Nadine_Feldman said...

I'm looking forward to all your posts about Peru! Hope you do well with the altitude.

Mimi said...

Beautiful.

Theresa said...

I am JEALOUS! Gorgeous scenery! Enjoy and I know you are having a GREAT time! Be safe! HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Peru looks like a lovely and interesting place to visit. How nice that a stranger loaned you some clothes. If your luggage does not arrive soon, that shopping trip might be even more fun.

Susie said...

Buttercup, That view of the ocean is pure heaven. What an interesting area. I am beginning to think we should just wear all the clothes we want to take with us. LOL. Blessings, have fun. xoxo, Susie

Annesphamily said...

You are just an expert traveler. I told Rebekah she needs to travel with an expert like you. She is excited for her Ireland trip in mid April. I am glad your trip was wonderful and you are home safely. Thank you for sharing. xo Anne