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January 22, 2015

Lima

We were only in Lima for one full day, as a stopover of sorts on our way to Macchu Pichu. Because of that I wouldn't say I got a good grasp of the city and its atmosphere, but here are some of the photos.


In the morning we did a tour of downtown Lima.


Jenny noticed that I was matching the buildings around the square.





This was in the catacombs under the San Franciscan monastery, it was a smaller scale of the Paris catacombs.



The Pacific Ocean from Larcomar in Miraflores, one of the more swanky districts in Lima.



Let me explain before you get confused as to why I'm suddenly posting so many pictures of cats. There's a park in Miraflores called Parque Kennedy, and it's home to loads of stray cats. There are volunteers who feed them and help out with their medical care.


There were just cats everywhere. We spent ages here, went off for lunch involving pisco sours, and immediately came back for tipsy cat-spotting.



How beautiful is this one?!


This one walked confidently up to Jenny, curled up in her lap and promptly went to sleep (with claws out).

22 comments:

  1. Yikes! Claws out, I hope Jenny didn't get hurt! It's a nice idea of the park, that cats are being taken care of!

    I'll just stick to dogs in the mean time ;]

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  2. I am really amazed at how many cats there are in Lima. Sorry you guys didn't stay longer to get a good feel of the place, and it looks like the weather was also overcast, which also makes it a bit hard to judge, but the photos are lovely!

    Rae | love from berlin

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    1. Apparently the weather gets overcast, but hardly ever rains there!

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  3. I can't wait to explore South America one day! The cat park is such a lovely idea, especially for older people looking for a spot of company in the form of feline friends!

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  4. That cat park is too cute! Too bad I'm allergic to cats. There's a city in Taiwan that is also home to many stray cats, and when I visited I was sneezing non-stop. Even then, it's worth it to see so many cute cats :)

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  5. Nice photos of Lima! I really enjoyed this city because it was the only place in Peru where I didn't suffer from altitude sickness. I remember visiting Miraflores as well.

    www.LUXESSED.com

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    1. Ah I had pretty bad altitude sickness when we went onto Cusco as well!

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  6. i love that park and those cats! and how wonderful is it that there volunteers looking out for them. :)

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  7. I don't know that I would want to pet the stray kitties but they do look cute! How was the food while you were there?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. They were surprisingly clean and un-manky looking haha. I didn't try many classic Peruvian dishes because I don't like seafood and I couldn't come around to the idea of cuy (guinea pig) but otherwise it was good!

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  8. Lima looks so grand!

    Ahem!!! The catacombs - how fascinating - I reckon you would guess that that would catch my eye right? lol

    All those cats! What is it with Peru? It was just the other day that I was learning about the dogs in Cusco.

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    1. I l find catacombs fascinating as well! Ah yeah there were heaps of strays in Cusco!

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  9. "Tipsy cat spotting"...an underrated past time. hahaha
    Texas Jak
    http://www.novermyhead.com

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  10. Beautiful photos and look at all of those adorable kitties!! I just want to squeeze them!! x

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  11. Parque Kennedy sounds like HEAVEN. IT'S LIKE A FREE CAT CAFE! How I'd love to be a volunteer there :3

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  12. Catacombs always give me the chills. Cat park? What's the deal here, why do they all stay here?

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. I'm not sure! I reckon it's because people take care of them, they like it there, and then they breed haha.

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  13. Hhahahah "the cat park", maybe is something about LatinAmerican kittens. We also have a park here (Buenos Aires) full of stray cats. So when you need a little bit of feline love, you know where to go.

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    1. Ah I missed that in Buenos Aires - I felt like it was definitely more of a dog city haha!

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  14. A park full of cats, now that's something you don't see every day

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  15. Aww! I remember the cat park :) We didn't stay long in Lima either, but it looks like you had a good time!

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  16. omg the cats are so cute!!! it's so strange when you go to countries and see so many stray animals because i never really see that in sydney but at least people are taking care of them over there, that's really nice and really important.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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