Briefly in a more modern city...
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I flew into Lima today and was amazed by the number of McDonald´s, KFC´s and other American restaurants. I went to what I belive is Lima´s most modern mall which had a Hooter´s, Nike sports store and all the trappings of America at American Prices. I was excited to use a bathroom that was not only free, but also had toilet paper, toilet seats and was clean.
Some details about Cuzco where I spent the previous two and a half weeks that I may have left out include the fact that there is not a single McDonalds in the city of about 400,000 people. The only American restaurant is apparently a Subway that I never saw and the Peruvians said is too expensive. In addition, you had to pay for all bathrooms and provide your own paper.
I believe Lima has more than a quarter of Peru´s population and I am here on the end of their three day National holiday celbration. The Miraflores area where my hostal was is in a pretty nice part of town and remind me of a trendy European city. The rest of the city that I saw was mostly disappointing. There was a nice outdoor mall near the center of the city that was packed with people doing shopping on the holiday weekend and where I bought some shoes. That is all I have to say exciting about Lima right now...but hopefully I will have a few hours here before I fly out on Saturday.