Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 3

Today I stayed closer to the area where my hostel is and visited two huacas or mud pyramids, that date back as far as the 4th and 5th centuries. The city of Lima was eventually built on top of them and they developed on top of most of them but preserved just a couple and now have museums there. You can see how they made the pyramids by building the mud bricks and how they divided their small communities into the centers for worship and other areas for work and production of goods and beautiful pottery and such that they only made for the purpose of breaking it all as a sacrifice, and then burying it in the mud pyramids, which is how a lot of it is preserved, since they found it during excavation. At night I went out with one of the guys who works at the hostel, Jhony, and a friend of his. We went bar hopping around Miraflores. We went to some pretty nice places and I ended up doing quite a bit of dancing at the final club (they played all the Salsa songs, and reagatton that I am familiar with)!

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