Sonesta Hotel El Olivar
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Travel Blogs from Lima
... On returning to the b&b we investigate local options for dinner and after a bit of a breather head out to eat.
This meal was nothing like AstridyGaston but the raw fish dish I ordered as a starter was really good.
Called Tiradito, it was a Japanese influenced version of the usual cebiche, more refined in presentation and flavour.
A bit of elementary packing finishes a great day in this city I would love to return ...
... wall being one long window providing a view over Lima. The bed was big enough to get lost in and looked like it would be so comfy after sleeping on a plane. Before climbing into bed we decided that we should have a stroll and see if we could find some food. Following the advice from Nevers we headed a couple of blocks up from the hotel the main street through Miraflores. We wandered along the road seeing what was around, taking in the ...
... cats! Consequently, you see dogs everywhere, including at the Presidential Palace where we noticed one army guardsman with three stray dogs at his feet. When we stopped as a group to view the palace, an Alsatian cross wandered into our midst, lay down and accepted attention. Beautiful !
Now in Lima, with seafood lunch tomorrow and probably a siesta after that as this bus load is pretty social - leave some of the Glades golf crowd for dead.
... to the shore line a few blocks down the road in Miraflores. The beach area is down a big cliff from where we were, we stood on the massive cliff and looked out over the water. There were lots of surfers out in the water, the waves are only small but there is at least 10 sets of waves coming into the shore. It's not a sandy beach it looks to be either black sand or gravel. There are parachutes flying ...
... was terrific- could have had more time there. Do not trust Debbie's directions when walking back from a restaurant. Always pick up a map before leaving hotel and make sure you know where it is!! Back in a couple of days, reporting in from Cusco--there I go again! ATM's are handy- better than trying to use a card in a shop! * As we have been told NEVER ti drink tap water, I really think we should have been given some bottled water at the hotel without having to pay for ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool