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Today we went on a "gastronomic" tour of Lima. We did this to pass the time today, as our flight doesn't leave until Midnight. But we have to leave for the airport at 8, as for some reason, the Lima airport only has so many gates open, and it can take two to three hours to get through them.
Again, this is Lima. World class restaurants. Modern architecture. 11 million people. No subway system. Two gates open in at ...
So I've struggled for awhile to motivate myself to blog. I wanted to be in the right mood, and give this entry the right amount of effort it deserves - because the Amazon gave me a whole new perspective and was an irreplaceable experience. So, I'm finally feeling much better, ready, relaxed, and well rested to write about my incredible weekend. If you want to get in the mood of the jungle while you read, I included the links to my two most-played songs on my iPod while ...
We had a very early start being picked up by our Peru Hop bus. The easy life had begun. We were the first on the bus and provided to pick up more.mans from other hostels. Once all were aboard we drove to the Peru tourism sign so people could take moist photos with it and were unable to go to the Christ statue because it was the festival of the fishermanwhich was clearly a big deal. Once the coach had manoeuvred out of the chaos we headed away from Lima to ...
We woke up to our free breakfast provided by G adventures, and made plans to head to church that day as our first day in Lima was on a Sunday. We asked for directions at reception and made our way to the church where on the way we were happy to discover a parade on the streets. The city was having a procession to celebrate their traditional saints. There were many different groups of people dancing in the streets in their traditional costumes. What an amazing way ...
... are targeted a lot by pick pockets in the area we were heading, by as long as we stayed within about 4 blocks of the City center we should be ok, much further than that and you start getting in to the slum sort of area, there is also a lot of corruption by the police around this area too (stories Chris was telling us yesterday confirm this). The taxi driver was very funny, although I really couldn't make out a lot of what he was saying, I could pick ...
Other places to stay in Peru
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $226
- Great Hotel
- Love the JW Marriott
- Home away from home in a complicated city
Cercado de Lima, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $160
- This hotel is in a scary area
- So noisy
- Good Location
San Isidro, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $163
Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- The best hotel in town
- Excellent Hotel
- Excellent location & accommodations. Would stay there again.
Lima Central, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $48
- Liked the old fasion style
- Faded glory
- Still A Grand Hotel + Machu Picchu The Highlight
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Un excellent h˘tel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
- Me encantˇ el Melia
San Isidro, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $172
San Juan De Lurigancho, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Great Hotel
- Servizio fantastico
- Great Service
Lima Residencial, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Isla Esteves s/n, Lago Titicaca, Puno | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Callao, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $217
Miraflores, Lima | 4 star hotelfrom $129
Calle Palacio 136, Cusco | 5 star hotelfrom $340
- Loved This Hotel!
- Incredible hotel, what a place
- No hot water or air conditioning
Plaza Manco II 123, Yucay - Urubamba, Yucay | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Av. Pardo 1080, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $101
Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo, Paracas | 4 star hotelfrom $128
San Augustin 239, Cusco | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Novotel is a great hotel
- Great location
- Very nice place to crash in Cusco
Av. El Sol 1010, Cusco | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Plaza Bolivar s/n, Selva Alegre, Arequipa | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Jr. Independencia 485, Trujillo | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Lima Este, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Calle La Gruta 304, Arequipa | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Lima Residencial, Lima | 5 star hotelfrom $292
- Toller Platz - ein Besuch lohnt sich
- Great Hotel, Great Service - Stay at the Park
- Great place to visit
Calle Jerusalen 603, Arequipa | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $73