I was left glowing after a day trip to the Lomas de Lachay, a national reserve two hours north of Lima with its own micro-climate. At this time of year, October, it is well-know for its abundant flora, the result of the consistent moisture in the air, in an area that is otherwise desert.
Unexpectedly, we were in brilliant sunshine all day, which explains the sunburn.
On the way home, we stopped at the Hare Krishna community of Ecotruly, located on the beach at Chancay, below the Pan-American Highway.
Here we had a chance to hear a little about their lifestyle and belief system, try ceviche and anticuchos made of soya, and even do some chanting.