Friday...............Last day in Lima
Lima Travel Blog› entry 59 of 129 › view all entries
7:37 am men start hammering.
Iâ€™m very tired and have an appointment with the doctor, re the MRI results, at 10:30. Take a taxi. When I get there I find out that the appointment is for 4:30 pm. I go down and get the MRI results. In Spanish it refers to signs of a fracture plus degeneration. Iâ€™m used to the latter comment, thatâ€™s what happens when youâ€™re over 30! Iâ€™m not sure what the difference is between a fracture and signs of a fracture.
I go to a bank because I want to pay some bills in cash as otherwise I pay a percentage for using my credit card. But I want to draw out more than the daily allowance.
Go to nearby supermarket. Iâ€™ve given up worrying about being challenged about taking my bag in and non-one ever challenges non local-looking people. I open a Diet Pepsi and buy some bananas and other things. At the exit I buy what I think is 1 churros for 1 ns, but get about 6. Theyâ€™re not very nice, but I eat them anyway. I go for a walk, but realize that Iâ€™m going in the opposite direction to the way I want to go. Eventually I hail a cab to take me into the Plaza de Armas. The cab driver says, sorry, but itâ€™s too busy to go there at this time of the day.
Eventually I get a cab for the doctor. I run into him outside the lift. When we get to his office there are about six people in the waiting room. I think that most of them are friends. Itâ€™s all a bit like an afternoon tea, except there isnâ€™t any. The doctor sees me first; early again. Yes, he says, MRIs are very good as they show what is ok and what isnâ€™t. Yes I have a fracture, but itâ€™s ok and not where the pain is.
I finally go back to Casa Bella. Orlando advises me that Iâ€™m to change rooms for the night. I think itâ€™s because it suits them, not because of me. They want to turn off the hot water to the room. Iâ€™m told that the new room is a suite, that thereâ€™s a better tv etc. I donâ€™t want to move, but donâ€™t say anything. I tell Orlando I wasnâ€™t impressed with the guide the other morning so he charges me Â½ price of USD20. Apparently they've never used her before. The website says the tour is USD36, not 40. I am still exhausted from yesterday and want to go to bed early as I want to watch F1 qualifying at 7 am. At 12 noon I am going to catch the bus to Trujillo.
I sleep badly because: the room is a floor higher than the previous room and so now I get all the traffic noise, not only is it a different bed, but the foot is higher than the head and I end up having to sleep with my head at the foot of the bed; staff walk up and down the stairs outside with shoes that obviously donâ€™t have rubber soles; Iâ€™m woken after midnight by staff talking outside the door, I think it must be some sort of storeroom. In addition the wifi signal is too weak because Iâ€™m a floor higher.