The trip started out our local, the Queen Vic, Shalford, very handy for the station. Lee, Charlie and Andy waved us off!
Train to Gatwick, check in, flight to Madrid were all uneventful. We’d promised ourselves a nice Spanish dinner, tapas or paella at Madrid airport before the midnight flight to Lima. We were disappointed – at 9pm the restaurants were closing. We treated ourselves in Burger King followed by cheesecake in Starbucks!
Surprisingly we both got some sleep during the 11hour flight to Lima. Arrived on time at 5.26am, met by a taxi which whisked us to the hotel Pucllana Lodge, where we couldn’t check in till lunchtime.
Left the bags and headed off for a proper breakfast at Haiti a 60’s establishment in a bit of a time warp. Delicious omelettes to the sound of Rod Stewart!
The hotel takes it’s name from an ancient site, very close by, called Huaca Pucllana. The guidebook describes it as an adobe ceremonial centre dating back to AD400. To us it resembled a very large earthy hill.