Youth Hostel - Hostelling Internatinal Lima - Peru
Travel Blogs from Lima
Day 29 - Booked into hostel and realise why it is not rated anywhere - no one stays here! Literally, i have seen no other guests today. Hostels are usually vibrant, lots of comings and goings, activity inside and out, here nothing. The place is actually quite decent, has a bar, two nice common areas with comfy couches, rocking chairs and huge tvs, …
BusÚs are very random in Peru and all the bus companies have their own policies. I went with El Dorado to Mancora on a nite bus and their policy was to check your passport which is fair enough, then they fingerprint you and they go around with a camcorder on the bus videoing everyone who is on it. Tad intrusive but they get you there. Once i got to …
... ocean side of Lima.
There are many parks around Lima, along the coast and in and around the city. In some of the parks are lots of very healthy looking cats that just lay around while people pat them and feed them.
In the afternoon we took an open bus tour around Lima to see all the main buildings and streets.
Halfway through our tour we got off the bus and were taken around one of the city's biggest Cathedrals ...
Our second stay in Lima was marred by a week of illness, but Lima still managed to surprise me in a positive way. Despite almost only meeting other travellers who disliked Lima, and mostly only eating in ****** restaurants in what is supposedly a gastronomy-capital, I loved the city.
Each of the four districts I visited, in the city of about 10 million inhabitans, felt like a small city in itself, being so markedly different ...
... these ancient pyramids and ruins. Pachacamec gave us a taste of just how fascinating Peruvian history is. It was extremely hot as we hiked our way around this huge desert. Our own personal guide told us that it only rains in Lima about every five to eight years!
The city is full of beautiful and historical buildings and we have spent many hours exploring the museums, cathedrals and churches. I have talked already about the Peruvian food which ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking