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Visit Lima, Peru, in only 5 hours

Visit Lima, Peru, in only 5 hours August 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas. Lima Downtown (Photo: EdgarAsencios/Flickr) You have a few hours in Lima and you want to see some of the city instead of waiting at the airport. Well yes, it’s possible; there’s not much time and traffic jams in Lima can be horrendous, but there’s still...

One day in Lima -spending only US $50! (or less)

One day in Lima -spending only US $50! (or less) August 26, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Jiron de la Union and Norkys' restaurant (Photo: Isabel Guerra) So you are in a budget. And you need to make it last. Well, who doesn’t? Either you are a backpacker or not, here’s some tips on some very cheap or absolutely free activities to spend your whole day in Lima spending very...

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima August 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Saint Rose Basilica Peru celebrates Saint Rose of Lima, the first Catholic Saint of the Americas, with a holiday every August 30th. This year this will be a specially festive, because Peruvians will have a long weekend: from Friday, August 27th to Tuesday, August 30th. This long holiday applies only...

One day in Lima, Peru

August 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most trips to Peru have its final destination in Cusco, Iquitos, or any other big attraction, either natural archaeological. The point is that, for most travellers, Lima is only a one-day excursion. We do feel that this is absolutely unfair and that Lima has many interesting sites and things to do....

Some pizza places in Lima, Peru

Some pizza places in Lima, Peru August 16, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Pizza Hut & KFC. (Photo: Steven Damron/Flickr) Everybody loves pizza: this delicious and easy-to-eat Italian meal is popular everywhere. Even picky children will love a freshly baked pizza. It will fulfill your hunger, it is inexpensive and, to top it all, you may have it delivered to where you are....

Weekend trips near Lima (Peru)

Weekend trips near Lima (Peru) August 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Canta (Photo: ChimiFotos/Flickr) August is a interesting month in Lima; this is the time of the year when strong oceanic winds really do blow. So this is the time of the year when kids fly their kites, paraglides have their best flights… and the limenians run away when they can, looking for some...

Romantic Things To Do in Lima

Romantic Things To Do in Lima August 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Magic Water Circuit. (Photo: Isabel Guerra) Every city has certain romantic, couple-friendly places and things to do: Lima is not the exception. So if you are in Lima and planning a romantic date, here’s a few suggestions. DINING: Peru’s great cuisine is a good excuse for going out! Is there...

Lunch Time: Seafood in Lima, Peru

Lunch Time: Seafood in Lima, Peru August 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jalea (grilled fish with seafood fries and salad). Lima, Peru. (Photo: Lauracarrie/Flickr) Being located by the sea, Lima has of course many, many restaurants with a wide offer of seafood. It is actually very difficult to suggest any, since odds are that most of them will have great dishes, and sometimes...

Dealing With Emergencies in Lima, Peru

Dealing With Emergencies in Lima, Peru July 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Tourism Police Officers (Photo: PNP/Dirture) We never want to think about emergencies when we go on vacation: but disaster can strike anytime and anywhere, so it’s a good idea to get familiar with Lima’s emergency resources. Emergency numbers: The number in Peru is not 911. For an emergency...

Doing Independence Day in Lima Right

Doing Independence Day in Lima Right July 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Peru celebrates is Independence Day on July 28th and 29th: these celebrations are called “Fiestas Patrias,” and if you are spending these days in Lima, you will surely find many chances to have a great time, no matter your age. First of all, take advantage of the fact that many, many Limenians actually...