More travel tips for Lima, Peru!

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Isabel Guerra on March 30, 2011 at 4:47 am
Union Street, Lima, Peru

Jirón de la Unión (Union Street) in Lima Downtown. (Photo: Isabel Guerra)

In our last post we mentioned some travel tips to make the most of your trip to Lima. Now we are offering a few tips on things you may want to do in order to explore some new experiences in this city.

– Did you know that you can buy entire seasons of popular TV shows in Lima for only US $5? The black market of electronics and DVD’s is huge here. Ask locals and take a look at popular street markets like El Hueco.

– While exploring Lima Downtown, don’t miss the traditional street Jirón de la Unión, that connects the two main squares Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin: it is a popular street only for pedestrians, and is full of shops, restaurants, fast food places, cinemas, etc.

– If you are fond of ports, visit Callao first thing in the morning and leave early in the afternoon. Be careful with the pickpocketers, take a stroll along La Punta Beach and visit the Real Felipe old fortress.

– If you visit the Larco Museum, remember to walk a few metres and enjoy a Pisco Sour at the traditional Antigua Taberna Queirolo.

– And remember, you are in Peru, the homeland of ceviche and many other delicious gastronomical specialties, so, try a bit of everything and go eat!!


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