Anna, the proprietor of the little B&B, handed us a tourist map and drew a triangle with her bold, yellow marker for (what she considered) the perfect walking path in Miraflores. We’d been so busy in Ecuador with our friends’ visit, we’d had no time to prepare for this, our first stop in Peru. So, we studied her map and took off down the street, heading for the ocean.
In the distance we saw a photographer on a small rise of ground, intent on taking many photos. When we got closer, we could see many pedestrians circling an elevated sculpture.
The next morning at breakfast, Anna checked with us about our plans for the day. She suggested we walk over to Huaca Pucllana.
We had come to Peru to see many Inca ruins, but this structure was built a thousand years before those by the Lima Culture. The structure dates back to between 200 – 700 C.E.
We’d stayed so long at Huaca Pucllana that we knew our next destination had to be lunch. We’d read rave reviews of La Mar, a seafood restaurant, which wasn’t far away.
Our meal at La Mar was truly memorable, as was our visit to Huaca Pucllana. We followed good advice when we went to both!