There’s nothing quite like a hangover on an open-air tour bus as a dozen other visitors scurry and vy for that coveted Perfect Photo From The Top Of A Tour Bus™. I had not drunk that many Pisco Sours the night before, so I’m convinced the ridiculously-heavy sugar content was to blame for my ever-worsening headache. I signed up for the 4-hour tour in Parque Kennedy, near the cathedral there. For 70 soles ($28 USD) the guided tour meanders through 4 districts of Lima: Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco and Centro.
After weaving through the heavy Lima traffic, the tour paused at the main square, Plaza de Armas. We toured the cathedral there, complete with a cabinet of actual human skulls. At that point, they’d divided the tour into English and Spanish which sounds straightforward enough. However, I soon realized it was a choice of struggling to understand lightening-fast Spanish or struggling to understand very poor English. I bounced between the two, not understanding a ton of anything.
Note my captions at the bottom of each photo. Hope you like!
Update: A reader just dropped me a note, jokingly suggesting that I start writing more like, “As I looked down upon the bus of people, I asked myself, where are they going? Some to their homes, some to work, some to grieve for loved ones, and I realized we are all connected in this wonderful world.”
Er, at least I assume he was joking…