To break up the long trip south through Peru on back-to-back night buses, we decided to stop over in Lima. This time staying in the Barranco district, which we discovered last time on our bicycle tour. It has lovely colourful colonial buildings and quite an arty relaxed feel.
Another thing we hadn't managed to see last time was the illuminated water fountains at the magic water circuit. We got there at dusk and watched them all light up and lots of children (and Tim) playing in amongst the water as it popped up unexpectedly from spouts in the ground!
We hadn't realised but for one night only the whole of Barranco was closed off to traffic to allow a festival of art to take over. The installations were random, from light projections on buildings to live paper making and scores of runners donning head torches through the streets.
Our last day in Lima was our 1st wedding anniversary, how the year has flown by! We are very lucky to be still on our "Megamoon" a year since we tied the knot. We treated ourselves to a slap up meal.
The rest of the evening was spent on a 23 hour night bus to Arequipa, though playing bingo after dinner on the bus was a particular highlight!