A Day in Lima, Peru

With only having one full day in Lima we did a private tour of the Modern Lima and the historical Lima.  Our Tour guide Fernando was great.  He was very knowledgeable and the three of us engaged in much lively conversation.  It is Carnival time in Lima and Cusco.  Today there were many people dressed in costume to celebrate what I believe is the first day of Lent like in the U.S. with their Mardi Gras.  It was a nice day spent getting an overall look at the city of Lima.  We also had a visit to the Peruvian Ministry of Medicine and were able to handle a book that was from the 1500’s.  I photographed some of the medical photos of how they treated certain ailments back in those days. Would be considered humorous today.
Lance and Pam in the Historic district of Lima

Lance and Pam in the Historic district of Lima

Women dress in Costume for the Carnival Parade

Women dress in Costume for the Carnival Parade

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Young Peruvian boy dressed for Parade

Young Peruvian boy dressed for Parade

Guards at Presidential Palace have a changing of the guard every day at noon.

Guards at Presidential Palace have a changing of the guard every day at noon.

200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima.  This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof.  Interesting old building.

200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima. This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof. Interesting old building.

Once we got to the roof of the Medical Academy we looked over to poverty.  I could hear children down in what looked like ruins.

Once we got to the roof of the Medical Academy we looked over to poverty. I could hear children down in what looked like ruins.

200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima.  This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof.  Interesting old building.200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima. This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof. Interesting old building.
Old Medical book with old treatments illustrations.

Old Medical book with old treatments illustrations.

Under San Francisco Church their is a Catacomb that is filled with human bones.  Year before the cemeteries  were under the churches.Under San Francisco Monestary and Church there is Catacombs that is filled with human bones. In early years before the cemeteries were under the churches.

8 thoughts on “A Day in Lima, Peru

    • It was a calm day. The guide we had for a private tour day made it enjoyable. No rush and lots of info. We enjoyed it so much that Lance did a review on trip advisor about Lima cab. It was only $45 ea and the guy was very educated. Loved it.

  1. How amazing was this. Just to hold something from 1500 and know that it was a well used book at one time with many hands on it. If that book could talk. lol Anyway, love the colors in the dressed of the dancers, and was sad at the rubble out side of the city center. You get to see both right? 😦 Anyway, you and Lance looked like you were having fun and were staying hydrated. lol Keep these coming Pammy. Love and Hugs

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