A quick stop in Lima and the bus strike

Arriving in Lima by plane, I took a day to check out the parade for the 400 or 500somethingith anniversary of Lima.  I then took the bus to Arequipa en route to Puno, but a strike officially started as the bus was going from Lima to Arequipa.  The government had recently taken away fuel subsidies, and the bus companies were not particularly happy about it. When I arrived to Arequipa, I had to wait a while before smaller vehicles were making the trip towards Puno.

There were no problems with buses in Puno since they can just import cheap fuel from Bolivia. Not particularly eventful, but the pictures are below.
My room in Lima. 6 dollars per night.
During the parade.
During the parade.
During the parade.
During the parade.
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A view of Lima and its smog from up high.
A view of Lima and its smog from up high.
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Ritzy Italian Polo knockoff? I like the whip that apparently you can play polo with.
Plaza de Armas at night.
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People camped out in the bus station in Arequipa during the bus strike.
People camped out in the bus station in Arequipa during the bus strike.
My room in Lima. 6 dollars per night.
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0 #1 dad 2010-02-21 03:18
Ty,
I follow several travel blogs like yours. Something that always puts things in perspective for the reader is 1) dollar spent for an activity (like your $6/night room reference) and your food/diet for the day. Very entertaining to read. Just a thought.
Love dad
 

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