My first day in Peru was spent just like all subsequent days would be spent: walking. Katie and I had a day in Lima before heading to Cusco and we spent it in the affluent area that surround our hostel, Miraflores. We meandered through the streets, admired the lovely waterfront, ate lunch at a quaint cafe and relaxed in the park. In the late afternoon we found ourselves at an outdoor shopping mall, right along the water. Between the fancy designer stores and the salty ocean breeze we were reminded of southern California. We watched the sun set on our first day in Peru as we sipped foamy cappuccinos overlooking the ocean.