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Day 55 v2: better on a bike

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [280] | Comments [1]

that's a tshirt slogan I plan on making. We hired bikes from Peru hire (bike tours of Lima) and headed out for 4 hours. headed along the malecon and to parts of the historical centre. A city is better, you can discover more, and go further on a bike.... Read more >

Day 54 v2: Barranco

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [213]

Headed to another trendy beachside suburb, south west of central Lima called Barranco. You really are smashed in like sardines when using public transport in massive cities...I just love having a crutch in my face. Barranco's cool, we walked a fair way ... Read more >

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Photo Gallery

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Day 51 v2: Magic water

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [197]

spent most of the day chilling at mamas with the highlight being a trip to the park at night to see the magical water circuit. It's a series of waterfalls around a nice green park with coloured lights and spectacular water tricks. we played with night ... Read more >

Day 50 v2: Huaca

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [229]

Started the day at Kennedy Park, where cats hang...? and I don't mean cool cats. Mike found himself the lucky participant in a social experiment (which he bloody lives for) about keeping the parks clean. It was sort of like a candid camera setup because ... Read more >

Day 49 v2: Centro

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [253]

Grabbed Mama's metro card and headed out to see how to city works. Like the Opal, Oyster...easy system, love it. Metro system is a new thing in Lima...to assist the 9 million residence!!!!!!!!! That's a lot of people compared with Sydney's 4 mill...but ... Read more >

Day 48 v2: Fumigation

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [233]

Norma and Ale also did a similar breakfast. They also had a parrot "Goldie" who was a gun at mimicking whistles! We got the hell out of the casa when the Zika fumigation crew came to yet another one of our casas (we love it how in Australia it's ... Read more >

Sweet Good-Bye

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [707] | Comments [3]

Tomorrow is my last day in Lima. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. I have learned a tremendous amount in a very short time and I have met some of the most incredible and interesting people from all walks of life, ages and countries.... Read more >

The Experiment

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [488] | Comments [1]

I didn’t plan to write much more before I left for Chile, but I want to share this. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in another country where you didn’t totally understand the language, but knew just enough to think, ... Read more >

Unwrapping the Gift!!

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [511] | Comments [1]

Buenos Dias!  Wow! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going for me! I just finished my third week of classes at Ecela. My week was filled with school in the morning and then to the library to study for 2-4 hours each day. There are ... Read more >

Birthdays Peruano Style

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [650] | Comments [1]

Saludos!  Yesterday, I had the privilege to be a part of the birthday celebration for the matriarch of the family whom I live with. Grandma Olinda turned a young eighty-six years old yesterday. I say “young” because she can outdo ... Read more >

What we read isn't always what we think it is!!

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [588] | Comments [2]

Saludos! I can't believe I am well into the second week here. The time is quickly passing! I went on some tours this week-end to learn a little bit more about the country of Peru. On Saturday, I went with three other women to Centro Lima where ... Read more >


Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [582] | Comments [1]

Saludos! I can't believe week one is finished. My son, Justin, told me that I would be challenged by the total immersion experience. Those weren't exactly his words, but that was the gist of it. That is an understatement!! I feel like I'm drinking ... Read more >

Photos: South America Journey

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Photo Gallery

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Not Your Typical Day i.e. "We're not in Kansas anymore Toto"

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views [567]

Day 1 Ecela Spanish!! (i.e. yesterday) Well, this certainly turned out to be an interesting day! We all arrived at the school around 8 am this morning. There was a placement test that was available online to check understanding of grammar. Some ... Read more >

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