The day after I arrived me and Jamie had a bit more of a wander. There are loads of immaculately kept little plazas all over town, though the buildings aren't going to win any competitions soon, however this is because in the 1970s a rather large earthquake flattened literally every street apart from one so it's forgiveable really. The weather here is very agreeable. It rains without fail once a day, sometimes for hours on end, but mostly in the late evening. The days are typically sunny and warm, hovering around the 20 degrees mark, a damn sight more comfortable than Lima!
The following days all kind of blur into one. I had to wait a few days before I could go out into the field to properly acclimatise to the altitude here at base.