We didn’t have huge expectations of Lima which was probably a good thing… we really enjoyed it. We spent a couple of days eating in the lovely restaurants of Miraflores and enjoying walks through the really wonderful park by the beach. Another spent in the Old Town, checking out the catacombs, churches and the museum of the Inquisition (Lima was the centre of it) and we were ready to head for some guaranteed surf and sunshine.
We arrived in Máncora after yet another 20hr bus journey and were not disappointed by the sunshine that greeted us. We found a really nice small hotel right on the beach, grabbed the suncream and headed for the sand. Unfortunately it was pretty windy on the beach so we didn’t spend much time in the surf, still, we got in a little bit of time in the sun in between hanging out in cafés and playing backgammon. On our last day it rained, so again we felt ready to move when the time came to board the bus to Ecuador and our adventures in the Galapagos Islands.