Travel Blogs from Lima
... 8th July
We decided to have a proper look around Miraflores in the morning and found the parks and area where the restaurants were. We also visited the new mall that is built into the cliffs. The mall was a bit of a let-down, although we did meet a guy who tried to sell me surfing lessons. He obviously hadn’t heard about the wave I caught whilst on surf camp in Australia so didn’t realise it would be me that would be teaching him. ...
I thought that I should probably do some kind of warm up hike prior to Machu Picchu as my month in Mazan wasn't particularly athletic.However I didn't think this through properly and stiff sore muscles don't go well with overnight bus journeys.....
Yesterday I trekked to lake 69, a glacial lake under the shadow of Mount Yanapaqcha, it was a 3 hour drive to the starting point and then a 3 hour hike up to 4,400m. I met 2 Americans who were working at ...
... driving tours and us. Glad I did this one, especially when I saw how bored everyone looked on the driving tours. The tour itself was ok. It was supposed to be of celebrities homes but all you really saw was the front gates. It did feel really weird as we were basically stalking people, made me feel bad for the celebs who have to put up with it all the time. Still, it didn't stop me joining in with the command to wave like a lunatic if you see a nice car. According to Adam, if ...
We were told that Lima was a fairly dull place to visit and that most people just pass right through it to the more interesting Peruvian cities, so we had fairly low expectations before arriving.
We decided to stay in central Lima instead of Miraflores where all the other backpackers stay and ended up with a pretty awesome view of San Martin Plaza from our room. In San Martin Plaza there is a massive statue with a sculpture of a lady who was originally commissioned to have ...
... on the road". In many ways, I feel as though this book captures the essence of my twenties. That mad blur that just passed by (was it really 10 yrs). Somehow it feels as though I am waking from that blur only recently and in reading this book it allows me to understand that period of my life that little bit easier. Favourites quotes fromThe book: The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Savoy Hotel Lima
Other places to stay in Lima
Lima Residencial, Lima | 2 star hotelfrom $72
Lima Central, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Excelente ubicación
- Great value in Miraflores
- Un hotel molto confortevole e pulito
Miraflores, Lima | 2 star hotelfrom $53
Lima Residencial, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Lima Norte, Lima | Hotelfrom $72
Lima Norte, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $81
San Miguel, Lima | 3 star hotelfrom $52