We got into Lima at around 6ish collected our bags and headed for Loki! It's was in rush hour so there was mad gridlock and it took us about 45 minutes to get to Loki. We checked in, dumped our bags and immediately headed for the bar. After the shock of the Loki tab in La Paz we decided to pay only with cash at the bar. "cheese burger and chips, chicken fried rice and two beers please"... "cash or tab"... "Er, f*** it, whack it on the tab". That plan literally lasted about 5 minutes. After our food and a few beers we got suckered into taking a shot as everyone else at the bar was having one. This was the presence of the night. After the shot the hostel had a powercut and the bar went pitch black. Lit only by candle night we sunk a couple more beers. The bar manager made a game where if you can hit the dart board in the dark you get a free shot. This along with the beers got me pretty smashed. The lights came back on and we spent the night in the bar with a Geordie and his sister and two Aussies we named kid rock and bubba sparx, they were spits, no joke, BS even had denim dungarees! The last memory I have, never one to miss an opportunity to dance on an elevated platform, is dancing on the bar. Not the quiet night we had planned. Next day we woke quite late and had a wonder into the town. This took us until the afternoon when we headed back to Loki to watch the football and start again. A few beers and some food and we headed up to the roof to pre drink some vodka with the Geordie and his sister from the night before. We headed back down to the bar about 10 o'clock and partied with the same people, KR and BS were about. I think the vodka took the Geordie out the game as he had to be taken to bed about 11. The next two hours are a little hazy so I went onto water and my memory started to come back when we went to the club about 1.30. The club was more of a local thing but there was a good crowd with us. A group of people with one of them coming from Cambridge. Me and him must have had the same amazement conversation that we came from the same county about 5 times, each time more surprised than the previous. Drink ey, making statistically common coincidences absolutely breath taking! Next day was pretty bad. I woke up on a beanbag at about midday in the common room area. Went and woke dice up and we got some breakie. We had a half arsed look for some ruins to no avail and went back to Loki to chill in the room, the bar is a dangerous place to be no matter how rough you feel! Due to this fact we went out for dinner and came straight back to the room. I think I pretty much went straight to sleep at about half 7. Next day was my birthday. Man utd were playing man city at 2 so it gave us a target to not drink until. We headed to the beach and watched the surfers for and bit and heading to town for lunch. Crunch time finally was upon us. We headed back to Loki and got a good seat for the game. As my free birthday drink I ordered a sambuca with grenadine which I downed at kick off. At half time I tried to blag another free shot but was refused saying it was too early for me to be doing shots. The conversation went a little like this: "don't want u like Saturday night"..."why? Was I on the bar again"..."na, you were dancing on the pool table Saturday"..."ah, s***, sorry about that"..."na, it's fine, it wouldn't have been a problem, but two guys were trying to have a game at the time"... Standard! Man Utd ended up losing but it didn't dampen my birthday. We carried on drinking throughout the afternoon and evening with the same group as the previous nights. Shots were bought and tbh the night was forgotten. I started to come back round by the time we went to the club, although we didn't spend much time in there. I was just way too gone and ended up walking home. Watched some chess for a bit on the way home before getting back and conking out in bed. The following day I didn't even move. Felt so rough and just stayed in bed all day. The next day I was feeling more alive for the 22 hour bus journey ahead. We hung around until 2 and settled our tab. 1300 soles, about £300 and considering between us we have a budget of £200 a week the credit cards came out. Not good but a birthday I can't remember but will never forget!