Blogs from Miraflores, Lima, Lima, Peru, South America - page 12


South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores March 10th 2012

In Lima is het heerlijk warm. Tussen de 20 en de 30 graden. Vooral als de zon echt doorbreekt dan loopt de temperatuur flink op. Toch doet zich ook een vreemd natuurlijk verschijnsel voor. Een koude oceaan stroming vanaf de zuidpool genaamd de "Humboldt stroming" komt hier voorbij de kust. Dit heeft een effect s'morgens vroeg de zon opkomt en de temperatuur snel oploopt naar ergens tussen de 25 en 29 graden. Na een uurtje komt er een damp vanuit zee de stad in drijven. Je ziet echt een deken zich uitrollen de stad in. Deze damp blijft als een soort mist over de stad hangen en lost pas om een uur of vijf in de middag weer op. Het is even wennen maar ook wel lekker wat de temperatuur blijft met de mist ergens rond ... read more
BBQ at HitchHickers
Grimanesa's anticuchos

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores March 9th 2012

31-1-2012 om 10.55 trek ik de deur dicht van de mijn huis in Arnhem. De CV geprogrammeerd op het vakantie programma, alle apparatuur uit en ik heb zelf de koelkast maar uitgezet. Als er toch bijna niks in staat is het zinloos om het ding 10 weken aan te laten staan. Best lang 10 weken, maar oooo zo fijn. Nog ff langs de ING want wat was ook al weer de PIN code van mijn creditkaart. Slecht 1x gokken en bingo...dus dat ook geregeld. Nog ff een lekker koffie halen bij starbucks en op naar perron 7 voor de trein naar Roosendaal. Eindelijk tijd om alle "goede reis" sms-je te beantwoorden. Het zal zeker een goede reis worden en ja ik ga zoveel mogelijk genieten, maar toch is het ook weer spannend. Het onbekende te gemoet, ... read more
Starbucks airport film
Patricia + Patrick

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores February 26th 2012

After the inevitable flooding delay we finally boarded the train to get to Machu Picchu. The fog and rain were so thick you could barely see the end of the cabin, but with high hopes the slow ascent to the ruins began. The rain got worse and worse... the river running alongside the track appeared closer and closer to burting it´s banks until... THE RAIN STOPPED! This can only have been an Inca blessing since it had not stopped for 4 days straight at this stage but then we do seem to have incredible fortune. After getting of the train and climbing another 1500 feet or so up the side of a basically vertical cliff, our breath was taken away far more by the sensational view than the altitude. After wanting to see Machu Picchu for ... read more
Machu Picchu
Nazca Dunes
Nazca Dunes

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 31st 2012

Our 72 day cruise around South America will give us only a glimpse of this vast continent. With six days in Peru we’ll have a chance to explore just the coastal region of the country. This part of Peru is very unique in that it is a desert, caused in part by the cold Humboldt Current which brings the frigid waters of Antarctica up along the west coast of South America. Even though Peru is located close to the Equator, it is much cooler than expected. The other major factor influencing this part of the world was the colonial conquests. Terry Breen, the Regent destination specialists and resident anthropologist, noted that the intent of the European explorers was vastly different in North and South America. The people who came to North America arrived with the intention ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 30th 2012

January 7, 2012 Manta, Ecuador Last night I met Marge, who I think might be the most fascinating woman I´ve ever met. ¨One world, one life.¨she says. ¨So why not explore it?¨Marge is in her 50s and has divorced her husband and only speaks to her children every few months. She believes that everyone has a personal right and wrong, and for her, if she is hurting someone it is wrong, and if she is not, it is not. Her children urge her to settle down and find a husband, but she prefers traveling. She says she never again wants to love a man; sex is good enough for her. Despite not wanting her own children, which she refers to as ´squares,´she has helped raise 32 ´sons.´ One such son, who she met while traveling, had ... read more
sea turtle
Isla de la Plata
bird skull

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 30th 2012

Right in the heart of Brazil – miles from anywhere and in the wet season. Good news it only rained one day, but mossies galore. Deet and bite zapper doing the trick, but have to wear long sleeves and trousers, which was a slight problem as Suzanne’s long sleeved T shirt had to be fished out of dirty washing and John’s only long sleeved shirt was his ‘going out’ shirt. A souvenir long sleeved T shirt solved the problem. Breakfast was at 0600 every day and we were in the boat by 0700 – captain was a local lad called Chico. We saw an amazing variety of birds, the highlight being the hyacinth macaw which is huge colourful and very rare. We had capybara (huge rodents the size of small pigs) wandering through the camp – ... read more
Nico's village
The village supermarket
Nice view 1

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 30th 2012

Another early start (06.00 shuttle to Sao Paulo airport) and arrived in Lima to find hotel opposite a market selling Peruvian ethnic stuff. Prices good so who could resist! A fine way to spend our 41st wedding anniversary. Last entry for a few days as we are off to the jungle!... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 29th 2012

Didn't do much in the morning. Just faffed about and found the local Starbucks 500 yards from the hotel, sat with a Frappucino and planned our days here! Walked from San Isidro district where we are staying to Miraflores - the posh part of Lima with views across the sea, nice bars and restaurants and exclusive shops. Had a salad lunch in a smart outdoor shopping mall by the beach and people watched for a while as it was Sunday and there weren't many alternative venues other than museums which we werent in the mood for..... It was a really long walk there and we battled with a map with a few wrong turns along the way. Probably a good 5 miles. We had no intention of walking back. However, we just sort of started out ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores January 17th 2012

Summary of the 1st day in Miraflores , Lima, everyone smells the bloody same deodorant, its a nice smell dont get me wrong, but it becomes tiring after a while. We became aquainted with it, whn the boys were spraying it yesterday before they went out, and then today in the morning we smelled it.. u get the picture. Today´s fail: trying to get a Peruvian sim card! Noone understands us, they wulndnt accept an id card, so we have to go to the hostel and get the passport, then no one bothered to explain that there wuld not be money in the card, i was in despair thinking that we would be unreachable, but then we somehow managed to top up the card!! Success!:) managed to phone our parents, but unable to send txts, but ... read more

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