First Impressions: Lima

26 Feb

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Our first “meal” in Lima- pit stop at a 24 hour gas station.

We’ve arrived in Lima with our friends the Tongs after a relatively fast and easy flight.

Some first impressions (we’ve been here 6 hours):

KFCs are a big deal here. Some of them are two stories tall and have kiddie play gyms!
Casinos galore, at least along our route from the airport to our hostel.
Folks stay out late! At 2am people still were out and about.
The traffic lights have countdowns for red and green lights for both cars and pedestrians. Downside: doesn’t seem like there are sensors underneath so we were waiting at intersections for a loooong while with no other cars in sight.

Funny story of the night — Jeannie and the hostel host were talking about the tv show Revenge. Jeannie — ” Ooh who do you think shot Tyler?”
Peruvian hostel host Charles — “Tyler got shot?!?!”
Jeannie — “Oops.”

Apparently Peru is behind the US on TV episode showings.

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8 Responses to “First Impressions: Lima”

  1. msticazn February 26, 2012 at 6:20 AM #

    wow…never knew KFC could be that popular. What about McDonald’s? If they have one, what is their “burger”.

  2. Jack Nicholl February 26, 2012 at 7:54 AM #

    Off to a great start. What an adventure!

  3. Rosalyn February 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM #

    We will travel vicariously through your blog. That was a funny story.

    Over here today, we took Jeannie’s car for a spin. Went to Stockton then went to Ken’s house for dinner before coming home.

  4. Uncle Raymond February 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM #

    Jerry and Jeannie — have a good trip and we are enjoying the travel blogs.

  5. Jeff Young February 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM #

    Awesome, the travel begins. This will be exciting, hope to see pics soon. Jer, remember that KFC in Prague? They’re really branching out.

  6. Oscar February 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM #

    Does KFC have veggie chicken??

    • Jerry February 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM #

      So far the fast food joints have offered the same fare as in the us. I tried mcd fries and they were identical to home, even though Peruvians cook their fries soggy. Nothing special about the kfc’s too.

  7. Julie February 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    Revenge?!? That just made my Monday morning. Love it!!!

    Happy travels!!!

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