Youth Hostel - Hostelling Internatinal Lima - Peru
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... 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 ...
... a sweltering sauna. I'm pretty sure that the first thought that popped into my head was "Damn I wish I was wearing shorts and a singlet right now!" Yes, it was that hot! But not as hot as one of the places I'd end up in a month or so. Thankfully one of the people I'd met on the flight over was staying at a hostel near mine that had airport pickup, so myself and another guy got a free ride into the city. The hostel I was staying in was in the Miraflores District, which ...
... a sweet surfing deal with Fernando for my return to Lima in two weeks. He looked reputable (see photos)! The afternoon was filled with a spectacular private tour of Lima with Jorge and Orlando. Being a history type, listening to Orlando and Jorge was like having a good meal. Guess how many registered varieties of potato there are in Peru? 5000! I know, heh? That coupled with the history of the Franciscan evolution in Latin America made for a fulfilling day. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking