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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima July 26th 2015

Day 59 Lima, milestone and strange encounters with the traffic police Distance driven today: 97 miles / 156 km Cumulative distance driven: 10,705 miles / 17,228 km Today’s trip: Huacho to Lima, Peru Almost got big fine by the Lima traffic police for driving our bike on a normal road: yes, but we somehow managed to avoid it Today we had a short distance to ride, as our goal was to get to Lima. However, we were delayed significantly this morning when leaving Huacho, due to many streets at the center of the city being closed. The reason was the Independence Day of Peru coming up on Wednesday, and the numerous school parades taking place along the streets. When we finally got out of the city, over an hour later, we drove through the coastal desert ... read more
School children parading to celebrate Independence Day
Lima suburbs.
Lima waterfront

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima July 25th 2015

Well, I am slowly catching up with my travel updates and it is about time too. I am not one that leaves things to the last minute, but travelling all the time leaves little time to write. There is so much to see and do here in South America that time is pressures. Sorry it took so long to publish this report, but such is life. Again, this report includes first my impressions and then Carla’s one. My one is pretty short as Carla is doing a better job in explaining the city. So I am just a side show here....... Enjoy... After Carla and I had a fantastic time in Cusco it was time to move on. Carla only had to the 21st of May to travel as she had to go back to Brasilia, ... read more
Church in Lima
Cathedral of Lima
Ossuary inside the Convent of San Francis

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores June 9th 2015

Hello Bloggers, I woke up with a little hangover this morning, WARNING: watch out for those Pisco sours!!! Vick looked after me in the night walking me to the toilet after I apparently tried weeing in the middle of the dorm!!! We had our free breakfast; it was poor just bread and jam with coffee and tea. We planned with a girl from our dorm and one of the American lads I was drinking with the night before to go to the Lima art museum, which was opposite the hostel. It was ok only 4 soles with a student card and it had a lot of Nazca and Peruvian artifacts but was mostly in Spanish so hard to understand things, still worth going. We left the other two and got on the number 302 bus to ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima June 8th 2015

Hi All, So we arrived in Lima airport at 2pm, it was a lot hotter than we thought, lucky I still had shorts on and Vicky had about 4 layers so she was really hot!! Once we got our bags we found Vick’s bag had been tampered with as the pad lock wasn’t through the metal hooks of the bag but just through the material of the zip straps. She wasn’t too annoyed because she didn’t have anything in their at all worth stealing or that she couldn’t replace. It turns out that her bag had been chosen for a through inspection at the LAX airport whilst going through there own large luggage scans. There was a little leaflet inside stating that it isn’t their fault if they break the pad-lock and that the scans are ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores June 4th 2015

We were on the homeward stretch and our journey took us via Lima. From what I had read, there wasn’t much to recommend the city, however I had read that the culinary scene was a world leader, and good food is always exciting. We arrived mid-afternoon and my overwhelming impression was of greyness – grey skies, grey road and as we made our way to the hotel, grey seas. The perfect antidote was the variety and rich flavours of the local cuisine. I had stumbled across The Lima Gourmet Company by chance on an internet search and as luck would have it they offered an evening tour. The time frame couldn’t have been more perfect – we arrived at our hotel at 3.30pm, pick up was at 4.30pm and for the next five hours we were ... read more
Lima - view from our hotel room
Lima - view from our hotel room
First Pisco Sour of the evening

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima May 29th 2015

Inzwischen sind wir zwar schon ein paar Tage in Peru, aber trotzdem alles schön der Reihe nach...: Ganz ungewohnt hatten wir diesmal ein (gegenseitiges) Verabschiedungskomitee - Lothar mit Steffi und seinen Mädels, die wir wiederum nach New York verabschieden durften. Wir hoffen ihr hattet ein paar tolle Tage dort!! Was erst nach erster Panne und Ärgernis aussah - unsere reservierten Plätze waren vergeben - sollte uns dann sehr zugute kommen: wir durften ersatzweise auf dem Flug von Amsterdam nach Lima die Plätze am Notausgang beziehen und uns über die Bein- und Bewegungsfreiheit freuen. Nach 3 Spielfilmen und wenig Schlaf kamen wir dann dennoch ziemlich müde in Lima an, genau im richtigen Zustand, um besonders froh über unsere gute Wahl des Hostels zu sein: zwar recht zentral in Miraflores, aber in einer Nebenstrasse sehr ruhig gelegen. Wer ... read more
in Reih' und Glied, klappt doch wie am Schnürchen
Mais muss doch nicht gelb sein!
a Pfond Kuttla bidde, o'gschnidda

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores May 21st 2015

This is my last entry from South America :( As the title says, its the end of my South America travels, I have had so much fun, seen and done so many things and places and met some genuinely lovely people. But before I summarise, I'll finish my adventure for ye, 5th May 2015, Puno Peru Leaving Bolivia and heading to Peru, we went though another land border crossing, this one at least made sense, in that the Bolivia exit stamps were given in Bolivia and then we walked across the border to the next building where we entered Peru, it was then back on the bus and on to Puno to see the other side of lake Titicaca and to spend a night as an island local. Early the next morning, Ellie and my self ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores April 25th 2015

Sarah: With a three hour flight delay under our belts, we made it to Lima a bit later than planned. We've been very lucky with avoiding delays so far so mustn't grumble. Everyone else on our flight was acting like they'd never been delayed before in their lives. I remember hours sat in airports as a child waiting for delayed planes (maybe time was just stretched though and it always felt like they were delayed?). Anyway, I'm sure travel is a lot more reliable nowadays! It was past lunch time when we arrived and food was on the brain so first things first we checked out the facilities in the hostel kitchen, then headed out to grab some lunch. We found a little cafe with a sarnie for Nick and a spinach pie for me. They ... read more
Not taking the changing of the guard very seriously
Enjoying the chicha morada
Wobbly water!

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 Nous partons bientôt pour l'aéroport. Le grand jour est enfin arrivé ! Tout est prêt, les valises sont fermées (et complètes...je l'espère) et même le dernier pipi est fait ! Pour les fanatiques, le vol AC 455 à 14h (Ottawa- Toronto) et le vol AC 80 à 17h55 (Toronto - Lima), les vols sont confirmés...pis nos places itou. Adieu neige !! Dimanche matin 8h30 Allo à tous. Le vol était parfait, on avait pris un upgrade pour des bonnes places dans l'avion pis on avait des places où on peut se levé et s'étirer les jambes. C'est pas qu'on est des grand jack mais c'est bien. L'arrivée était tardive alors ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima March 14th 2015

Port of Callao and Lima, Peru We docked at 7:00 and were heading to the capital of Peru, Lima by 8:30. We first travel through the industrial port of Callao (ca-la-o) where our ship has docked. We understand the dock area is not too safe, as in many countries, (a few robberies and pick pockets) so a shuttle will take you to a shopping center a few miles away if you are not on a tour. Since we are on a tour, we hop on our bus and… what a surprise to find within a few blocks of the port, nice parks, clean neighborhoods, lots of stores, and to all appearances, a nice place to live. Lima is the 4th largest city in South America after Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and founded ... read more
1. Mansions of early 1900's
2. Cope in the Plaza
3. Cathedral of Lima




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