Blogs from Lima, Peru, South America - page 3


South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores September 21st 2014

30th August-So this morning I bid farewell to the gorgeous USA sniff sniff! Note to not go out drinking prior to a flight, you will almost barf on take off! As usual the airlines fed me well and provided good movies. Although I was slightly devastated when I wanted to finish a movie on the second flight and they didn't have individual tvs :( I got into Lima in Peru at about 8pm and began to search for my taxi. There was a big sign saying 'official taxi' so naturally I went towards it. As I was paying the $55 I noticed there were about 4 other taxi desks and as I got to my taxi which was a fancy black SUV I realised I had been duped....oh well, you live and learn. When I ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima September 17th 2014

Buenas Dias! Straight back to it.. I think I forgot act the night bus from Trujillo to Lima. Bec and I were in the front seats! Double decker bus, up top. Extra leg room! We even had our own little handheld screens. The stewardess brought us our little snack packs and we were good to go. I am 97% sure our headlights were not on. The bus before, I could see the road clearly in the darkness, this one, no. People were passing by flashing their lights. I was a little worried but soon the stewardess came and shut the front curtains, so, even if death was in the near future.. at least we would go in a most unexpected instant! That may sound morbid, I realize, but really. Still, no pooping on the bus. We ... read more
pisco sour
delicious fruit stall

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores September 12th 2014

After two years of saving and six months of planning here I am - on my one year adventure around South America, China and India! We (me and my partner Alex) decided to start in Peru, Lima. At that time it made sense! But as every backpacker knows plans and routes change. So on 15th of March 2014 we landed in Lima airport. First impression of Lima - gritty and noisy! We traveled by taxi to our hostel in Miraflores neighbourhood. We booked double room as it was near my birthday and we knew that most of our journey we will sleep in crowd dormitories. As we arrived early we needed to wait couple hours for room to be ready. We sat in the garden patio and chat with other backpackers. I felt overwhelmed as they ... read more
Fish ceviche in La Canta Rana in Barranco

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores September 10th 2014

Gestern haben wir uns am Flughafen beim Zmorgenessen von 9 Personen verabschiedet. Der Abschied fiel nicht leicht... Nach vielen Stunden sind in Lima angekommen und haben uns mit dem Taxi durch den Feierabendverkehr gedrängt. Die Nacht war nicht wirklich ruhig, denn das einfachverglaste Fenster hat einen Spalt von ca. 1 cm und man meint, man schläft direkt auf der Strasse ;-) Heute haben wir in einem Museum hunderte Exponate von Kultgestände, teils 2000 Jahre alt, angeschaut. Danach ging es in die Stadt zum Palast des Präsidenten und ins Franziskanerkloster. Heute Abend haben wir uns das Wasserspiel "Magic Water Circuit" angeschaut und sind durch einem Wassertunnel spaziert. Morgen gehts weiter mit dem Bus nach Paracas.... read more
Museum Larco
Museum Larco
Museum Larco

South America » Peru » Lima September 2nd 2014

Sleep is one of the easiest things to come by down here. We really have nothing to do after 10 in the morning, so we go back and make sweet love to our beds via napping. These are definitely the slowest two weeks that we will have for the whole 10 months we are down here. After we get up later, we can usually rustle up something that keeps us going throughout the day. We have been spending more time at the pool, it must be around 85 degrees, nice and toasty, perfect for escaping the frigid winter days that range between 65-70 degrees :O. I know, we really are suffering down here, you don't have to tell me that twice ;) I feel like with all the free time that we have down here, we ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima August 28th 2014

Every time that I hop back onto this little blog, the area and opportunity seem to grow on me. Today, we were just going on our daily run, and we ended up finding ourselves in the middle of a high school phy ed class, playing some soccer. Of course, we got torched and made the stars and the stripes look bad, but it was nice just to do something other than run for exercise. It seemed like the students were able to enjoy playing with us too. I could mean that they enjoyed dancing all around us on the field, because that was true too, but I meant that it seemed just like a pick up game with a bunch of friends. Yeah, this place might be well-known around Lima as run-down and maybe not so ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima August 25th 2014

Since last week a lot has happened. The week of teaching went by as usual, except for the fact that the kids actually participated and started to enjoy learning a little bit of English. Every week it seems like there is just a little more hope that the kids are going to take something away from the classes that I teach. On Friday, the kids were at an all-time high. They were focused and listening and I was even able to joke around with them. It was refreshing to see this because it is the first time that I feel like I am actually able to get through to the kids a little bit. On the way back from school one day, I saw a dog get hit by a little taxi. These aren't the normal ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Miraflores August 24th 2014

We took the morning bus from Ica to Lima and spent the afternoon walking around Miraflores, an area of Lima that is very different from the rest of Lima and other South American cities. It is a very safe and wealthy area which in a way makes you feel like you are in the United States with its many Starbucks coffee shops, Dominos pizza and other American fast food restaurants. We visited the LarcoMar shopping mall which is set into the cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean. Walking around the shopping mall it again felt like we were in the USA with lots of expensive designer American stores and restaurants. We walked along the cliff top and stopped in the parque de amor (park of love) to watch the surfers riding the waves down below. The supermarket ... read more
Water Tunnel fountain
Parque de Amor
LarcoMar Shopping mall

South America » Peru » Lima August 19th 2014

Haven't been on this in a few days. The last post I think was before the weekend. Joe and I were basically begging for something to do on Saturday. We ended up heading to the railroad tracks and played some basketball. Going back to play some basketball, I thought we would find something to do for sure. It was all soccer out there, though. We just popped on the Packer game, which was nice to see, a little return to the land of where we came from. The rest of the day was pretty low-key, a few glasses of rum and coke to pass the time and some netflix movies. It is pretty relaxing to have nothing to do on the weekends though, so don't think I am completely depressed about it. On Sunday we got ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima August 15th 2014

It was only a matter of time until I dedicated a full post to just dogs. The number of dogs that are on the streets is bonkers. I have woken up the past two mornings because of dogs barking. This is after I have all doors shut and windows closed, along with the ear plugs that are wedged in my ears. It was about 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. both days. There is this pack of dogs that just runs around on our block...about 8 dogs at a time... that acts like they own the world. They all just wander around and follow this bigger black dog. The family that we stay with has this big old mastiff named oso=bear. I was walking down street and he went after the lead black dog of the pack ... read more

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