Photographer's Note

Day 2 - I know that is a pretty commom picture, but I found it the best to start this trip. We had just arrived the night before and my husband's aunt and cousins went to Lima's airport to pick us up. When we were going out of the parking lot his cousin shouted to the car on the side and close her windows quickly while a little boy run way. Seeing our faces she explained that he was going to rob the people on the next car. Just few minuts after on the road when I was distracted looking the many cassino's lights on the road, she shouted again and horn to the car in front of us. I just had time to see two guys running way and she told us that is very commom that they follow people coming out of the airport and them break the trunk or the windows to get people's lugagges and money. They advised us not to get any taxi outside the airport terminal when arriving.
Why am I explaining all that? Just to justify my first picture taken from inside a cab. The reason is that I was quite carefull to take pictures in Lima after all the advises our family had given us. But I also think this picture reflects well this place which is the hart of the city and is very livelly during the day with people passing by and others just hanging around the square, besides it was at this place that I felt we had 'officially' started our trip. Don't worry, if don't go around with your camera rxposed and your wallet visible, your stay in Lima is going to be as pleaseant and safe as ours.
Lima's Plaza de Armas (every single town in Peru seems to have it's own Plaza de Armas) should be probably the older in Peru, but an earthquake in 1746 distroyed most of the original buildings. The Cathedral date form this period and the governement Palace on the side of the square was built in 1924. More o the Cathedral tomorrow.

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