PeruRail waiting room
We did the usual logistics to get back to Lima where we met our next guide for the city tour.
Sometimes you just go with the simple food-the empanada won, though the panini was ok.
Ah Pizarro, where would Peru be without you.
We learn a bit about everyday life. People love their food and there is a festival happening now that takes up 10 city blocks and snarls the traffic. Much of the food has an Asian influence-originally Chinese, but in recent years Japanese as well.
Voting is mandatory! Everyone has a national identity card that you use for everything like banking. And on the back they keep track with a sticker if you have voted. If you don't vote, you can't use the ID card until you pay a fine. After the fine you get a sticker, but of a different color, so everyone knows you didn't vote. Holy cow!
Gotta love the family crests
Some Moorish influence