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So we were pretty excited about leaving Mexico. Not that we didnt enjoy it, we were just looking forward to starting the next leg of our trip!
We got to the front of the que for our flight and the guy at the desk informed us it was for the day before!! Oops!!
We got new tickets which only cost us 25quid and then we boarded our flight from Cancun to Mexico. The start of thsi flight was pretty bloody scary. The plane started climbing and then smoke/steam started pouring into the plane from all of the vents. It turned out to be something simple to do with the air-con but the woman next to me started crying and praying which did nothing to help my nerves!
We landed in Mexico City and this is where our problems started. Turns out they hadnt actually booked us onto the next flight and there were no spaces left.
I managed to go into the Jacuzzi with my mobile in my pocket too so that is now totalled. I am gonna try to dry it out but Im not holding much hope as the screen is actually filled with it, haha
So we should be flying to Peru today! Wish us luck!
We arrived in Peru pretty late. It seems alot less safe than Mexico!! I would not like to be walking around here at night unless I knew exactly where I was going.
Woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire. And it wasnt just a bang-bang pistol, no this was machine gun fire!! Scary ####!
Woke up quite early and we headed out into th centre just for some sighseeing and to get a feel for the place. Peru seems really cold after Mexico although it got slightly warmer as the day progressed.
We didnt achieve much during the day, just wadered around. We are hopefully meeting up with some locals so they shoudl eb able to show us around later in the week.
At night we went to a cool little bar just for some food but it turned into a small party! They serve ber in 3pint glasses and all for around 1pound uk! They were playing all the classic 80s rock music which was great for a laugh.
The two bargirls ended up joining us for our party and although we could barely understand a word they said we had an amazing time. Tons of cool photos which I will put up later: Bend behind the bar serving himself etc.
Felt alot better than we jad any right to! Even Bend was ok which is totally unheard of after a night out.
We went to 2 museums today. The first was the Inqusition Museum which basically showed alot of torture methods used by the Spanish. It was pretty small and I was quite dissapointed to be honest. The second was an enormous museum set over 5 floors! This was really good and each floor basically went further along a timeline of the Peruvian´s.
Halloween! Now we were told that Lima would be a total party town today and it didnt dissapoint! We met up with Yadilitta (who I met through this site) who took us to a local bar/club.
Drinks flowed and I had an amazing night. So much fun and the people in Lima love to party.
Staggered back into the Hostal about 5:30am and managed to fall into two seperate people in my dorm who were fast asleep in bed, haha.
Rough rough rough!!!! I felt awful today. We met up with Yadilita again and she took us to a place where they serve sushi. I was pretty worried this was gonna send me over the hangover edge and into the embracing hold of a toilet but it was actually fantastic food. I cant remember the name of the place but it is very popular and we had to wait half an hour for a seat.
There was a fireworks show in the main square which was an unexpected bonus. They were so loud and the noise echoed around the small square which was pretty cool.