During the time I have been learning Spanish I have made contact, through various language sites, with many Spanish speakers throughout the world. For a couple of years I have been chatting with a Peruvian lady, Sonia, who lives in Lima. It was great to finally get to meet her and of course, she was one of the people advising me with their local knowledge. So, I don´t think she was too impressed when i wandered into a dodgy neighbourhood a few days ago . She said it was full off drug addicts and robbers. “Ratones” she called them.
She offered to show me around a craft fair, which featured products from many different areas of Peru. A lot of the things were handmade, extremely colourful, and took a long time to make. . Most vendors were dressed in the typical costume of whichever region they came from.
After walking around the fair, Sonia suggested going to see the illuminated fountains in El Parque de La Reserva in Lima. It cost about £1 each to get in and was well worth it. I believe there are 12 fountains, some of which are set to music.
Sonia decided to risk getting wet by going in one fountain, before we went on to Chinatown. She advised me to keep my camera in my rucksack and this time I heeded the advice. So, I only have snaps of Chinatown taken on my Ipod. .
Not much to see, I’m afraid. At least I got there and back without any problems and we had a good meal while we were there.