It’s been a while since my last update!
110 days to be exact.
We were in an amazing apartment overlooking the city and mountain view of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Since then, Alex and I have been to Los Angeles, Cancun, and now we are currently in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
It’s been great seeing my dad after 4 years! And of course I spent time with my 91 year old grandma who’s still winning over everyone in tongits. Being in LA really is a treat for me, I get to see amazing things, eat great food, and get to know my relatives a bit more! I haven’t posted about anything LA, so I’ll make it a point to gather my favorite photos soon.
I had my birthday recently, and it was amazing. Alex surprised me with a dinner at Elizabeth Taylor’s former residence here in PV.
April 9, 2023 - My birthday in The Iguana, PV
Life has been amazing and I hope you are good, too.
I don’t update my Instagram as much as before, but here’s a link just in case you were wondering where we really are!
And now to the real post!
In November 2022, we were in Lima, Peru for a few weeks. We really loved the feel of Lima especially the milder temperatures and amazing sea views by the cliffs. We had a spacious place that had 3 bedrooms, the unit was high up, and had a gym! The Asian food in Lima is also amazing, ang going to the grocery just amazes me at the variety of fruits and potatoes.
Took a photo because of the amazing view of the Lima cliffs and Machu Picchu of Visa!
We sometimes use official taxi services in the airport... We're exhausted okay...
Wow Kenny G in Peru!
Gloomy morning in Lima when we arrived.
Our apartment was on a high floor and it had 3 bedrooms. Rare and amazing!
Walking to the nearby grocery... It says special mushrooms... SPECIAL.
For those curious, Inka Cola tastes like bubblegum.
The Lima fog!
It's Paddington Bear!
One of my favorite photos in Lima
There was art
If ONLY I can collect things during our travels, I would! Because these are cute!
This is a great mall because of the amazing views at sunset!
Lima is amazing okay.
Hello from me and Alex
Maybe next time we should really try the motorized parasails???
Con el Sol!
One of our favorite restaurants in Lima!
And not just because ASIAN
Really love their bowls
Jesus shines through Lima
I was looking for the best local pajamas but didn't find any
Peruvians are like Filipinos in a way!
I have a chicken shawarma place in Lima, and they used to do this better! But still amazing,
Since we were too busy lately, we decided to take a trip to see more of Peru and take photos! AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
We joined a day trip that would pick us up near our place early in the morning, and head on out to the waters of Paracas, and the desert of Huacachina.
We got wet, we got burnt, we saw a real Nazca Line, penguins, seals, and lots of birds!
We also rode a very fast dune buggy in the sands of Huacachina, it was the most amazing sunset.
Lima has amazing art all over the city. This was taken from the bus! It looks like she's riding the bus, and holding hand rails! Or turning on the light?
We walked from our apartment to the pickup point at 6am.
Is this the Devil's Breath?
A nice door
Evil spirit go away
Back of the bus cool
The thing with taking bus rides is you're driven through amazing sceneries you would have missed if you were just walking... due to safety concerns? Sometimes...
The bus ride from Lima to our first stop in Paracas took 3 hours. It's nice to see totally different, but similar terrains.
There would be stretches of town as we drove through the coast!
As Alex puts it, we are lucky they picked us up last because the pickup time wasn't as early! XD
I was wondering what these were... because they're on the beach. For chickens, maybe?
The tour has lunch provided! I chose their ceviche.
So nice to have finally learned Spanish, more than the first time we were here.
Taking a silly photo at our first stop! In the photo are samples of the amazing relics that Peru has a lot of! So preserved!
This is the first of two stops for the Peru Hop tour. Paracas is beach town located on the Pacific side of Peru!
Lots of tourists around who are excited to see Peru's mini-Galapagos!
Thank you again to Airbnb for my explore cap, so useful for when we're under the sun... Exploring!
The boat ride from the shore to near Ballestas, we saw different birds, maybe seals on the water!
IT'S A REAL GEOGLYPH! Meaning it's art, it's old, and it's HUGE.
This is called the Paracas Candelabra, and it's one of the listed on Wikipedia as one of the 20 geoglyphs in the world!
I stopped using my Fuji after this photo because the sea water was getting to it!
So I thought these were just your normal engravings on sand, but it's not! It's carved into the earth...
The other one of two geoglyph in Peru are the Nazca Lines! So lucky to see one IRL!
Selfie with the Paracas Candelabra
The boat went around several islands to check out animals in the wild! Some napping sea lions.
The boat ride got so intense with the spray of sea water. Since Alex and I were at the back of the boat, we were the most soaked.
Had to be in the middle of the boat since we had devices!
10/10 would recommend being on this tour.
Reminds me of Bolinao!
Local crafts from shells
Again, if we had a house, I would fill it with knick knacks like this from our travels.
Paracas was fun, but it's only the first part of our tour! Up next is, Huacachina.
This was supposed to be a post about Lima + Paracas + Huacachina, but decided to divide!
Now, to find time to blog about it… :D