Felipe and I hit it off and he went out of his was to show me around Lima and arranged for his son Manuel to act as my personal guide of the city for two days. My first weekend in Lima Felipe took me to a motocross race and this last Sunday we rode our bikes south of Lima so I could check that everything about the bike was okay. I am also invited to go on a ride with 30 to 50 other riders for three days through some scenic part of Peru later this month. I will see how my schedule works out, but I would like to go.
I have enjoyed Lima very much. My hotel is in the Miraflores district of the city which is very nice. The food in Lima is exquisite and the city has many fine restaurants. Lima has the best food of any city I have visited in Latin America. The traditional Peruvian food is excellent. There is a sizable population of both Chinese and Japanese here with a healthy sprinkling of Italian and German immigrants and all their influence in fine dining are evident.
These are photos of the moto sent to me by Andres showing the problem with the shifter on the bike.
A few photos from around my hotel in Lima.
These are photos of Larcomar a nice little mall built into the cliff a short walk from the hotel.
Photos from around the central district of Lima.
Photos from our afternoon at the motocross races.
On the right is my friend Felipe with one of his old friends who is still racing.
I will leave Lima in the morning and head for Cusco. It is two long days ride to Cusco from Lima so I will likely take four or five days. There will be plenty to see along the way. More will be revealed...