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Wednesday, June 15, 2009
Right Then, You Know We Aren't in Peru
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Yeah, yeah, whatever. . . I'm back
 
Thanks to the three or four of you who noticed this website hasn't been available for the last few days.  I owe you an explanation, and some epical stories, plus insider information regarding Mike's employment, but having some "issues" right now.  Will have to wait.
 
For the interim, here's some pics of the waterfront from last week when we saw the sun, however fleetingly.  There the same as what's available on my Facebook.
 
Also, new pics of downtown Lima (and possibly the rest of the story) coming soon.
 
Did you know I will be home on Thursday???  Unbelievable.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Huaca Pucllana
 
Broke the camera out of its case and wandered all of about three blocks from my house to this archealogical wonder from the ancient Lima Culture that existed here from around 1 AD until 700 AD, when they were attacked and captured by the dreaded Wari people.
 
It's an interesting site, and they seemed to be interesting people  Worshiped the sea and specifically sharks as their Gods, sacrificed women and children (always a plus), and made billions of mud bricks and stacked them on top of each other to make a sacred place right here in the heart of my neighborhood.
 
Plus, it only costs $2 to see. 

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Looking up at the third tier of the pyramid, not accessible to us, only the archealogists

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Lots and lots of handmade bricks

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and repeat. . .

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Representing shark mouths on their pottery

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The other side of the hill. . . or what the side I'm showing you looked like pre-excavation work

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Pic from the second tier

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One ugly hairless dog, a breed indigenous to Peru

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Highlight of the day - ALPACAS! YES! I'm in Peru!

Monday, June 1, 2009
Much Ado
 
I was just reading a book (Andy Andrews "The Noticer") which was preaching the fact that people are always in a state of crisis.  Either recovering from one, heading into one, or in the depths of one.  After reading it, I was discussing this concept with Mike ('cause that's what we do - HAHAHAHAHA).
 
We both agreed (luckily) our lives tended to be fairly crisis free.
 
Except now.
 
Remember that pesky contract thing we've been waiting to get signed so we could get back to work properly?  Well.  It got signed.
 
By ANOTHER COMPANY.
 
So, as of June 30, Mike no longer has one of those peksy J-O-B-S.
 
Yikes.  Sounds like a crisis, eh?
 
He is trying to secure employment with the "new" company, and does have some contacts there, but we shall see.
 
Oh yea.  And Lima?  Meh.  Not so much.  On Saturday, we moved from our hotel out in the boonies (deep suburb near the Embassy) to Miraflores, one of the nicest and safest areas in downtown Lima.
 
Spent most of the day yesterday out wandering around the area.  Really not a lot to see or do here, and it's COLD.  And wet.
 
I'm the girl who has a curl right in the middle of her forehead, thanks to the fog and mist in the air all the time.
 
Then we went and saw "Angels and Demons" (or Angelos y Demonios).
 
Not as good as Star Trek, which we both LOVED.
 
Lima has a reputation of being a pretty dangerous place.  Not really for violent crime, but theft, muggings, etc.  Suddenly, I don't have my same "fearless" attitude.  My camera has not been out of its BAG, let alone the house since we've been here.  I have HARDLY been out of the house since we've been here. . .
 
Sigh.
 
I think the last place we were that was even remotely dangerous was Cambodia in 2005.  Seems my street edge has been dulled.  I HAVE to get out and about by myself during the day.
 
With the camera.

 
 
Saturday, May 23, 2009
(Technically, Sunday, May 24, 2009)
 
We here.  And tired.  Whew.
 
But, for whatever reason we got upgraded to Business Class on the way down.  What a treat!
 
Clean living.