Sunday, February 26, 2017

Travels with our Grandkids IV e – Peru

Back in Lima for our return flight to Vancouver the following day, our Farewell Dinner was held in the best part of town. We were ushered into one of the townhouses of the Conquistadors near the Cathedral Plaza – except that our guide encouraged us to use the term explorer rather than conquistador, which means conqueror.

Here’s Nick looking around the spectacular gilded foyer of a home originally built by a ‘friend of the explorer Francisco Pizarro.’ 

The Cathedral Plaza was painted from photos taken at its spectacular best, the way it looks just after dinner – at about 11 pm!

As I recall, a surprising number of our inter-generational group would have joined the crowd around the fountain were it not for a bus driver who was pretty determined to get us back to our hotel before midnight!