Thompson Travelers

Travel is a way to be lost…and found…all at the same time

A day in Lima, Peru

Waking at 5am for a 7:30am flight, we left San Francisco headed to Houston, Texas, and then on to Lima, Peru, arriving at 11:30pm.  It doesn’t look that far away on a map, but it took all day and night to get here.

How lovely to step outside this morning and find that we are smack on the beach overlooking the Pacific. Even though this is the tropics, and the desert, the weather here  is a beautiful and sunny 72° with the ocean carrying a slight breeze across the town.

The Beach

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Garden of Earthly Delights – Buchart Gardens

I’ve always read that when in Victoria, you must stop and see the Buchart Gardens.  Not so sure as to what’s the big deal about a garden, but whoa, this is a definitely a landscape to behold.

The Entrance to Buchart Gardens

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Totem Poles and Night Life in the City

The little borough of Sitka was first inhabited by the Tlingit tribe, who were said to have lived here over 10,000 years ago.  In 1905, the Governor was tasked with decorating the Sitka park for a national exhibition which is how Sitka came to have a national park displaying a large collection of totem poles.  These were gifts from the Pacific Northwest tribes, who donated these to share their culture with the people of Alaska.  How I do love these!

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