Arrived late at 3am by the time Peruvian customs customs had been observed and the ancient taxi driver with even older car had taken us to the Gran Bolivar on plaza San Martin. Fantastic hotel, reminiscent of The Shining with a model T Ford in the lobby. Unexpected!
Breakfast and out on the streets to be met by the festival of the chicken, allegedly. Bands, dancers and road blocking spectacle went on for nearly an hour. Made idiots of ourselves trying to obtain diahorrea tablets from a pharmacy, it took a while for the staff to realise we wanted a preventative solution, not actual diahorrea!
Wandered the streets until the catacombs of San Sebastián caught out attention. Very odd - human bones arranged in patterns, all leg bones with the odd skull. Where are all the pelvises and fingers?
Then to Museo Larco - fabulous! Pre-columbian artefacts from all over Peru beautifully displayed in well thought out and well funded private museum. I have pushed 3 photos to this blog, but I'm not sure they display do well. Will try again to correct and add extra photos on due course, but it may be blog only til much later!
Pisco Sours in the bar of the hotel are calling - more later ...