Articles Tagged ‘Peru’

Chilling in Lima, Peru: Going To The Park…

Chilling in Lima, Peru: Going To The Park… April 8, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
In Lima with your kids? And feeling like taking a break from schedules and relaxing like many Limenians do? Don’t think twice: take a taxi and head to the Parque de la Amistad, a large park in Surco distric, that is very well known (and easy to spot) because of its tall, Moorish-style arch: but...

El Sotano, a new culinary experience in Lima, Peru

El Sotano, a new culinary experience in Lima, Peru April 2, 2012 | Food | Read More
"Causaki", a fusion of the Peruvian "Causa" and the Japanese Maki. Potato, seafood, veggies, japanese sauces. Spectacular and deli. El Sótano is one of the newest traditional-fusion cuisine places in Lima; not trendy (yet!), still keeping a low profile, located not in Lima nor Miraflores...

Gastronomic Tourism, A New World In Lima, Peru

Gastronomic Tourism, A New World In Lima, Peru March 22, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Tourists attending a master chef class on Peruvian cuisine. If there’s some activity that we all find truly enjoyable, that should be a great lunch or dinner. And if you are getting to know a new city, a new country, a new culture, what could be best than trying some of its most typical food? Native...

Visiting Peru: Paragliding in Lima

Visiting Peru: Paragliding in Lima January 10, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Paragliding in Miraflores parks. (Photo: Parques de Miraflores blog) ¿Ever thought of paragliding? You can have a fresh start in Lima, since there are several companies that offer both tandem flights, led by experts, as well as formal training. In fact, many people tries a tamdem flight first, to make...

Top Romantic Hotels in Lima, Peru

Top Romantic Hotels in Lima, Peru December 18, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Some hotels are a true haven for romance (Photo: Spa Golf Los Incas) Coming to Lima with your partner? Looking for a good, luxurious, romance-friendly hotel? There are many options in Lima. We are suggesting here just five, but maybe you should peruse our complete hotels section since there are plenty...

Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru

Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru October 10, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Whether you are an Oktoberfest fan or not you have certainly heard about it sometime; and while in Lima you can enjoy a local version (smaller, but plenty of fun) of this worldwide famous festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Peru and is expected to gather more than 20,000 people and...

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor September 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) Photo: J. Enrique Molina Visiting Lima Downtown for the first time? This post focuses on the historic buildings surrounding the iconic Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas (Main Square). These happen to be also very nice pieces of architecture, so let’s learn a...

Lima, Peru: Pachacamac Ruins, a window to Lima’s past

Lima, Peru: Pachacamac Ruins, a window to Lima’s past September 15, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Pachacamac used to be the main place of worship in pre-Hispanic Lima: the ancients Peruvians used to come here since more than 1,000 years before the Inca empire to honor and offer presents to Pachacamac god, “the one that gives life to the world”. Nowadays these ruins are open to the public,...

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru)

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru) September 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the oldest mansions in Lima, the Casa de Aliaga is still oldest family-owned home in South America: it has been owned during 17 generations by the Aliaga family (one of the Lima founding families) since 1535. One of the best-preserved colonial homes in Peru, it is pretty much a time capsule where...

Larcomar: the newest shopping mall in Lima, Peru

Larcomar: the newest shopping mall in Lima, Peru September 13, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
This is still the newest shopping mall in its kind in Lima, and may be unique in the world due to a particular feature –it has been built on a wall of a high cliff, so that it is possible to have a nice view of the Pacific ocean from almost any of its stores. Larcomar Shopping Center’s architectural...