Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in the Basilica Cathedral. I paid my S/.25 (read that as 25 Soles) and went in and found a guide speaking English and melded into the group. At the second stop, the thunder started and the rain came down in torrents. And no, it wasn't because I was in a church. It seems to storm at least once a day here. I was very glad that I was inside at that point.
The cathedral was as beautiful as the ones I've seen in England, Spain and France. The altars we highly decorated in gold and silver and the Choir was carved cedar wood for the seats and wall adornments. The artists found a way in all the carvings and paintings to depict a little of their culture into each piece, probably unknown to the Spaniards. It seems that artists all over the world are a little rebellious in subtle ways. The cathedral itself has pawns along the roof line, as the king enjoyed the game of chess and asked the artist to include something to pay tribute to the game.
After the market, we walked around the San Pedro area and then eventually back to the apartment for some much needed refreshment of watermelon that we'd bought the other day at the market next to my house. It was so yummy!
Tomorrow I start my TEFL course. We've heard the first week is not too bad, but then watch out. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and starting to learn more about teaching. I feel this is something I'm meant to do.