Lima - Barranco

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Forecourt of the Electricity Museum, Barranco.

Had a bit of an easier day today, just wandered around the area of Barranco, where our hotel is situated.  Near the Parque Municipal there are a couple of museums - one is the electricity museum and the other a museum of Peruvian handcrafts.  The electricity museum was quite quaint, lots of early electrical items and even an old tram outside.  We think that they are restoring the tram line from Barranco to Chorrillos, which would make a great tourist attraction if it happens.  The guide for our Gap tour was going to meet us at 2pm for lunch, but he didn´t make it (due to a car hitting a dog, we heard later on) so we went down to the local Chinese restaurant (!) with some of the our tour group.  In the afternoon, we headed to the Museo Pedro de Osma - almost directly opposite hte Parque Municipal-  which has a great collection of Ayacucho popular art - religious, secular and purely decorative.

Melissa, Hernan and Noel at Songoro Cosongo, Barranco.
  There are great English descriptions and put a reason to many of the items we´d seen in the tourist shops and thought were just attractive decorations.

We caught up with our guide, Jose, at 6.30pm and then spent the evening at our new Peruvian friend Hernan´s restaurant, Songoro Cosongo - we mentioned this the other day, the address is Ayacucho 281 Puente de Los Suspiros, Barranco.  PhÑ 247 4730.  Hernan´s English is excellent and he is great company - this place should be high on the list of visitors to Lima who want to eat an authentic meal and really enjoy themselves at a reasonable price.

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Forecourt of the Electricity Museu…
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Melissa, Hernan and Noel at Songor…
Melissa, Hernan and Noel at Songo…
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