We usually avoid camping in major capitols; wary of maneuvering the big rig through chaotic city traffic. So we are attempting to make it to the outskirts of Peru’s capitol, Lima, but end up utterly lost. And right smack dab in the middle of one of its famous slums. This is the view outside our camper window:
Best way to process unbearable shock and misery? Catch a bus into city center Lima and drink a Pisco Sour at the Aero Club. The contrast is mind numbing and requires another drink.
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