Lima, Peru, July 29, 2003 — Day 52 found me traveling to the outskirts of Lima with our Servas friend Pedro (careful readers will remember Pedro from day 49) to visit some newly unearthed Incan ruins. The ruins were nearly deserted, which was cool. And Pedro proved to be an able guide since he was an architect who had spent time in Italy and Peru studying how to restore ancient buildings. Nevertheless, I remember almost nothing about the ruins, not even its name. Searching Google leads me to think we were at the Pachacamac ruins, but the pictures online are quite different, probably because in the past 10 years considerably more of the ruins have been excavated. Regardless, my picture is nice enough, so that’s how I’ll remember the place.
For those wondering, Sherri chose to stay back at the hotel to write and take care of odds and ends.