Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Again I explored El Centro, downtown Lima. I went to the Catacombs under La Iglesia de San Francisco. They have literally thousands of bones, they say 25,000 people were buried there since it was literally the first organized cemetery space for the city of Lima. There was one skull in the large pile of skulls that looked bright and new and I was joking with the group that that was a tourist from the last tour who used his camera (since that wasn’t allowed), but it turns out they put that there just for our amusement. I walked around a few more neighborhoods of the city and just discovered as much as I could of the area by foot. At night I checked out the very interesting Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco.