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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima April 11th 2015

CANADA - LIMA Arrivée du vol International à Lima en soirée. Transfert à l'hôtel dans le quartier riche de Miraflores. Nuit à Miraflores. Mise à jour... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima February 20th 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 Today is our last day of our wonderful Trafaglar Tour, last night in Cuzco. So sad. Unfortunately all good things to come to an end. Todd woke up at 5:00 am to work on checking school stuff and responding to email, he also type of some of the blog. Cindy and I ate breakfast at 8:00ish this morning, we needed to get back to our room to make sure our luggage is in the hall by 8:40 am. Not sure I mention this before but since we have to give up regular luggage at the Sonesta hotel on Tuesday, when arrive this hotel, Novotel Cuzco, our luggage was waiting for us at this hotel, in our assignment room on Wednesday evening. I have to admit, I was a little nervous, however Trafaglar ... read more
Cindy and I in from of the Museum Larco
Grounds at the Museum Larco
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima February 15th 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015 We ate breakfast around 8:30 am this morning, our actual tour did not start until 11:45 am. Breakfast was great like Saturday, there type of food was about the same, however they did not have our favorite chocolate filled pastry. Following breakfast we returned to the room. Cindy Skyped and Todd ventured out of the hotel to get water for the day. We meet our entire tour group in the hotel lobby, Novotel Lima. By 11:50 am we were boarded on the bus ready to start our tour. Each us were given name tags which I thought was a nice touch. Particularly since none of us knew each other. Our tour guide, Angel, explain several things about the Lima area. There are 53 mayors in the Lima region and one head mayor. ... read more
Family Coat of Arms - Casa Diez Conseca
Family Room - Casa Diez Conseca
A letter from JFK to the family - Casa Diez Conseca

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima December 22nd 2014

Crossing the border from Ecuador into Peru, it may seem the barren landscape which suddenly engulfs everything around you is lifeless until the mounds of litter that pave the roads indicate there must have been life since the Incas, and that whoever lives here is not impartial to a bag of crisps and a Coca Cola. Whilst this doesn't paint the best first impression of a country notorious for its historical wonders, this spoiled exterior is almost inkeeping with its charm as almost anywhere in Peru you can blow the sand off to find ruins of a civilisation gone by, but it is a younger generation leaving their mark now. When I said you can find ruins almost anywhere in Peru, I largely meant anywhere except Mancora, where the closest remnant of a pre‐Colombian era is ... read more
Huacahina
Sandboarding
El Vino

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima August 5th 2014

Hello from Peru! Our trip here on Monday was easy despite a short connection in Atlanta. Things got more interesting when we arrived in immigration area in Lima's airport. The long line went fairly quickly but just as we got to the desk, all the computers crashed. At midnight, we spent the next 45 minutes with a very friendly and apologetic immigration agent and several hundred people waiting behind us. The help desk in Bombay finally figured it out (ctrl/alt/del?) and we reached the hotel in the Miraflores area around 130am. We only have one full day in Lima and considering our lack of sleep we covered a lot of ground today. We took a cab to the historic Centro area to visit a the main plaza. The changing of the guard at the president's official ... read more
An occupied cathedral crypt
Skulls!
Plaza Major and Cathedral

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima July 8th 2014

mit einem lustigen bus fahren wir heute nach lima. mit einem bus, von dem niemand so genau sagen kann, wann er wirklich hier in paracas ankommt. so warten wir also seit sieben uhr morgens auf den versprochenen bus und das ist eigentlich gar nicht so schlimm, weil wir von vorne herein wussten, dass wir warten müssen und außerdem scheint die sonne und sehr freundliche streuner-hunde leisten uns gesellschaft. dann, nur eine gute stunde später besteigen wir unter weiterhin strahlender sonne den riesigen, schon etwas vertrauten, doppeldecker-bus. aus dem fenster sehen wir die slums um paracas. und die wollen auch gar nicht aufhören. immer weiter und weiter reihen sich die kleinen, aus schilfmatten, wellblech und allerlei müll gebauten kuben. die straßen sind dreckig. viele, noch mehr, hunde-gangs streunen durch die gassen. plastik-sackerl wehen über den asphalt. keine ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima June 21st 2014

There I was, back at my favorite coffee shop, after having spent a final day walking up the coast from Hanga Roa and seeing a couple more moai. I usually try to be here around 7ish or so, and for the past couple of nights blanco would see me coming and jump up, wag his tail, and grab a rock in his mouth. I'd sit down, and he'd drop the rock at my feet and back away, getting ready for my toss. Timo, the owner of the shop, would bring me my americano without me even needing to ask. I happily tossed the rock with blanco for an hour or so... and if I ever ignored him, he'd bark, or push my chair with his paw. Then the second dog came up, the one that I ... read more
Another Horse!
Ahu Tahai
Tahai

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima May 20th 2014

How the heart must sink at the sight of that first photo - he may be waving a different glass at us but he still hasn´t bothered to shave - and here he comes to put us off our dinners with some more thoughts about food. Well far be it from to disappoint...so here it is...a distillation of my food experiences in Peru, although I should stress that this comes with one serious qualification - if I discount my time trekking I´ve had just about 2 weeks here. By way of comparison my food blog from Argentina represented nearly 2 months of exhaustive (and at times exhausting) research - hence, the scope and depth of my conclusions - "big portions, lots of meat". So if my comments about Argentina were half-baked these have barely seen the ... read more
#5 - Ceviche as served at Punto Azul
#6 - Lunch! Home-cut Chips, Chicherrones sandwich and Chicha.
#7 - Inkazuela - Chicken and Lamb Stew

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima April 13th 2014

We were quite aware that our trip to Lima coincided with Palm Sunday. In Lima, it is known as Domingo de Ramos, and it is the glorious start to Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Lima. We didn’t know how much this would impact our experience in Lima. It’s kind of a big deal. Our first exposure to the festivities began on our trip to the grocery store while we were getting some drinks and dinner at the cafe. Entering the store, there was a woman handing out these amazing braided palm bouquets - and wasn’t even accepting anything in return. On Sunday morning, we were dropped off by our driver for Mass at the Iglesia de San Francisco and were immersed in a sea of even more impressive bouquets - some several feet tall and including ... read more
Beautiful library at the Monastery of Santo Domingo
Saint Rose's Shrine
Monastery of Santo Domingo

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima April 12th 2014

I'm here in Peru .... I made it!! Sooo busy at the airport. It felt like every flight arrived at the same time and apparently they do! My driver Mario was there to greet me and provide a very calming influence. Thank goodness as it would have been very easy to have been swept away in the sea of people. I was wisked away to the lovely Maritza's appartment after a 30 min drive. Have posted a view from her lounge room. The flight over was pretty good and the pilot landed very well (see, I'm feeling like I can comment now that I have landed a few times lol) but it felt like10 hrs instead of 5. Most probably because I am still trying to recover from the jet lag and haven't really stopped. But, ... read more
Walking around
My sailor friends
Mira flores, Lima




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