Third day! - Lima
Ansell and I packed up our things and moved out of Hitchhiker’s Hostel. It was pretty nice and the staff were helpful, especially for the low price, but we wanted to try out the music/hippy district of Barranco further down in Lima.
We checked into the Backpacker’s Hostel, which is absolutely charming. I really love this place and it’s use of colors. The views and the area surrounding are much better than our previous Hostel and sill only $15 a night.
Part of the day was spent looking into the National Museum, which was not at all what was promised. The National Museum is supposed to be really good but instead it was really disappointing. I don’t know if it was due to the renovations or what but it didn’t have much. It also didn’t have any English translations, which is not smart for a National Museum that is mostly run for tourists. However, it was free so it could have been worse.
The other part of the day was spent exploring our new area. It is so beautiful and charming! It has lots of interesting restaurants and amazing views of the ocean.
A musician serenaded Ansell and I with love songs as we looked out over the ocean, which was great…until the guitarist asked for 20 soles (about $6.50)! It was kind of funny though.