So Gemma and I arrived in Lima and immediately went to a little cliffside town outside of central Lima called Barranco. It was a quiet town during the week and then picks up quite a bit on the weekends. As we were walking around a neighboring town, Miraflores, we noticed a ton of people swooping down and around the seaside cliffs. It looked dangerous and amazingly fun at the same time.
When you are traveling for a year on a backpackers budget you have to pick and choose your expensive adventures wisely. But then I remembered the $40 my mom gave me for a "nice meal" and thought perfect! I negotiated the guy down to $60 for the both of us to fly. This way we each only had to spend $10 of our daily budget (which is only $23.50 a day in Peru for meals, accommodation and fun).
Above and below are a few pics I took while up in the air.
It was a great experience. You literally just run off the side of the cliff and after you take your last step you just lift off into the sky. We flew up and down the coast, over the highway and past many onlookers from the seaside mall. It was a great way to kick off our trip.