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TripAdvisor Reviews Hostel Iquique Lima
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May 15, 2008
Cost of living index:
Exchange rate: 2.75 soles = $1
Big Mac Sandwich = 9.50 soles (just the sandwich not the meal!)
Brahma 0.650 liter bottle beer = 2.29 soles
We arrived in Lima this morning at around 6 AM and took a taxi to the Hostal Iquique in Central Lima where we got an ensuite room for 54 …
... as it is raw fish but i thought i would tale jorghes word for it being the best around, i was gonna have to try it sometime and the near the sea will be the best time for that as the fish will be fresh. Jorhe needed to sort out the room for the hostel and because me and Sandy were sittin next to each other he thought we were a couple so put us in a 2 bed room. Sounds good to me, will be like having a hotel room and not a 1000 person dorm for ...
downtown to catch up on the sites we still wanted to see. This time we got a
taxi all the way into the main plaza to see the changing of the guards. We had
heard that there were planned protests so the police presence and barricades
meant we couldn’t get to the palace fence but the view from the nearby
cathedral steps wasn’t too bad. The ceremony with goose stepping guards ...
... well over an hour later, best haircut I've had. We went quickly into the centre, saw the main square, had a kfc and came back to get our bags before taking a taxi with an absolutely mental driver to the airport. Due to the the driver, we were early for our flight but found that our online booking hadn't worked properly so we could either pay 3 times as much for the flight or go back to the hostel... by this point we just wanted to go and after finding out business class was ...
... rebuilt, and now under all of the fog you can find beautiful colonial treasures.
The best place to see this architecture is in the Plaza de Armas, containing the original Palacio de Gobierno and a 375 year old bronze fountain. There are also many museums, galleries and churches to explore in this area. Another good place to visit is Miraflores, part of the social centre of Lima. We wander through a park named after JFK and totally crawling with cats! Apparently the old priest of ...