After we left Volcan we returned to Panama City for a couple of days before we caught a flight to Lima, Peru where we would be spending a bit of time before doing some touring.
After we were delivered to our hotel, checked-in and had a local beer, it was off to find some dinner and our first Pico Sour, Peru’s national drink.
A pisco sour is an alcoholic cocktail of Peruvian origin that is typical of the cuisines from Chile and Peru. The drink’s name comes from pisco, which is its base liquor, and the cocktail term sour, in reference to sour citrus juice and sweetener components. The Peruvian pisco sour uses Peruvian pisco as the base liquor and adds freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, ice, egg white, and Angostura bitters. The Chilean version is similar, but uses Chilean pisco and pica lime, and excludes the bitters and egg white. Other variants of the cocktail include those created with fruits like pineapple or plants such as coca leaves. (wikipedia)
After a leisurely dinner, even though it was dark we took a walk around the streets and found some items of art in a park.
Next morning, we had a city tour booked which took us to a beach front park called Amour, there was no ocean view due to the morning mist having not burned off as yet.
Then it was off to see some of the oldtown and onto a Pisco Sour making demonstration. Along the way we had a quick stop to look at some ruins but did not have time to spend walking through them.
Huaca Pucllana or Huaca Juliana (possibly from Quchua wak’a a local shrine to a protector deity, a sacred place, sacred, pukllana game) is a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima, Peru, built from seven staggered platforms. It served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD. (Wikipedia)
And the best part, making and sampling Piso Sour, and the souvenir store.
After this we went back to our hotel for a spiel on the next part of our trip, from here we went for dinner and sampled some local delicacies.
After a couple of days in Lima it was time to go to our next location, but we will be back here again soon. Next morning, we were up early for breakfast before heading off to the airport for a flight to Cusco.
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