Blogs from Miraflores, Lima, Lima, Peru, South America - page 7


South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores February 8th 2014

Tanker omkring et kontinent - på vej til Caribien ! På hele kontinentet har vi oplevet en fanastisk forskel på livet mellem land og by - storbyer på ligefod med europæiske storbyer, og landliv så fattigt og ubegribeligt tilbageståenhed. Her er slum hvor vi i Danmark ville tvangsanbringe ALLE børn øjeblikkelig. Gadebørn og gadefamilier, familier på landet i lerklinede huse og mudder til anklerne, børn der bare tisser på gaden osv. Her er affald overtalt - tusinder der lever uden rimelige sanitære forhold. Hunde - der er hunde overalt. Løse hunde der løber rundt i store flokke på gaderne, gør og strejfer rundet efter mad. Hunde i alle størrelser, forfatninger og tilstande - maske der skulle overvejes en hundefænger som i "gamle dage". Vi har desværre oplevet latinoernes ikke særlige gode omgang med dyr, ingen tager ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores December 24th 2013

from an ecuadora city high in the sky surrounded by volcanic mountains---sleeping peacefully at the moment---to the capital city of peru, lima, where the pacific ocean and humid, balmy weather predominates, is a big jump...a welcome one because even though the altitude eventually becomes mostly unnoticeable the shift to men in short sleeves, women in the skimpiest denim cut offs, and ocean breezes is wonderful...i'm staying in the tourist section of lima, miraflores, and it's the day before christmas so the five story department store i just left was swarming with could have been macy's if everyone didn't have a tan...the people in ecuador were attractive, the people in peru are breakfast this morning an asain-american couple from california shared a sad, scary story with me...the woman, who by profession is a prosecuting attorney, ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores November 22nd 2013

As I stepped off the plane in Peru the feeling hit me. I was in the chaos. Not only was I in another American continent (the south one) but it was the other half of the globe. It was where summer is winter and winter is summer. My world was flipped. Muy Bien!! I had stepped into the mystical world. I had known Spanish language, countries, customs and people since I was 14. So I felt somewhat at ease in a Latin country. It had been my desire and dream to visit Peru ever since I had seen pictures of the famed ancient civilization of Machu Pichu. Soon I had heard about and seen photos of the epic waves that peel down deserted sandy desert beaches. I would count the days until I could experience that ... read more
$10/night penthouse
Jungle Train

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores November 11th 2013

I slept pretty well last night and enjoyed a very nice breakfast on the 11th floor rooftop where the swimming pool, spa and exercise room is. I had a travel mate take a couple of pictures of me overlooking the Pacific and the city. The hotel is in a very nice location. I love the shower - it reminds me of a tropical rain forest, not that I’ve ever been in a tropical rain forest but if a rain shower isn’t like my hotel shower, it should be. We took the bus to a private museum, as opposed to a government operated museum. The collection of antiquities was very impressive. The value of the collection must be immense! The material was from the Andes mountain areas and went back thousands of years before Christ and had ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores November 10th 2013

Actually, I missed day 1 because my flight got in at 12:20 am of day 2 - day 1 was supposed to be a leisure check in day with no scheduled activities, so I didn’t miss any touring events. I did have an adventure, however. I was supposed to be met at the airport by a Tauck representative for transfer to my hotel. I cleared immigration and customs without problems, but saw nobody holding a Tauck welcome sign. A few people waiting for other visitors saw my dilemma and, fortunately, their English was better than my Spanish. After two phone calls, I received a message to “go with the person that handed me the phone”, so I did. I found that one of the few English words he spoke was “mister”. The ride from the airport ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores September 27th 2013

Our first week in South America, Lima to be more precise, is nearing its end. We have not been robbed, and we don't even have any stomach problems so far- could it be that our prejudices of dangerous South America were just a little bit exaggerated, if not downright false? Even though, it does seem like you do have to think about where you go and when in this country. We are staying in a good part of Lima called Miraflores. According to our local host Fanny, in this area it's ok to walk to a bar in the early evening, but to come back later at night, a taxi is required. She also adviced us to return from Lima city center by 5pm. The other day we were walking in the city center and wandered ... read more
Centro de Lima
Here we were warned to hide our cameras and not to proceed further
Pacific Ocean seen from Miraflores

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores August 16th 2013

We started early again, getting a taxi at 4am to take us to Quito airport to fly to Peru. This will be our 7th country on our journey. The flight was very quick and we landed in Lima at9am. We got a taxi to our hostel which is called Miraflores house. We were greeted by a lovely man called Francis who was very helpful showing us were everything was. Lima is very grey and not pretty. There is a thick white fog over the city which makes everything damp. But we didn't come to Lima for the views, we came for the food. Day one we headed out for a late lunch/early dinner as it being Sunday places shut early. We headed to a lovely bistro called Merced. We started with a local dish of black ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores August 12th 2013

12th of August We all had a great sleep and if not all refreshed we certainly got up feeling better. Went to breakfast a bit before 9:30 - late start. With a free morning we decided to go for a walk in the local area which is called Miraflores. The Spanish broke Lima into 16 districts of which Lima is one. We went for a walk to a plaza that looks over the beach. Its a beach captain but not as we know it, not as we know it. Its covered in what look like bloody great river stones - which is what the soil seems to be made up of. They'd look great in the ground above the ground. Unfortunately it was overcast and hazy so we couldn't see great distance. Our walk then took ... read more
The soil that it comes from
Not sure what this was about but it's colourful

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores July 14th 2013

New update about our travel experiences ; )We will call this blog: 'Diario de Motocicleta' . Recently we saw that film about Che Guevara travalling throug South America. The funny thing is that they did almost the same route. They did it on a motorbike, we are doing it mainly by bus and plane. We don't like buses any more, after 8200 km we decided to continue the other 4000 km by plane and boat.... From Mendoza we had a nice trip through the Andes to Santiago. Entering Chili is quite complicated, it takes time as they check all luggage on fruits, vegetables and other organic food... In Santiago we visited some friends. It's a nice metropolis poised under snowtipped Andean peaks, cold in the winter, expensive and modern... you might think you are in a ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores July 5th 2013

Well, it is our last day before returning home to Vegas. This morning we visited a pre-Columbian pyramid just a few blocks away from our hotel. the excavation started in the 1980's and they still have more than half to uncover. So far they have found several remains of people who were ritually sacrificed. Interestingly, most were women who were mothers. It is speculated that the Lima people were matriarchal, with women leaders and other women groomed for sacrifice. They also showed head trauma, which is similar to the Inca mummies discovered. This afternoon we visited the Inquisadors Museum. It was pretty crazy to see the devices the church made to torture people into submission. The museum is on the site where the Inquisition courts were held. if you don't remember what the inquisition was you ... read more
Lima Pyramid Mummy
Pyramid At Lima
Peru buddies

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