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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...

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...

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...

Lima, Peru: The historic fountain at the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: The historic fountain at the Plaza Mayor September 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Lima is a city that has been destroyed several time by earthquakes and re-built once and again. Nowadays, however, its Plaza Mayor (or Plaza de Armas) houses the oldest and the most authentic monument in the city: its fountain, placed there in 1651, that has survived through earthquakes, social revolts...

Lima, Peru: History and gastronomy at Huaca Pucllana

Lima, Peru: History and gastronomy at Huaca Pucllana May 12, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ancient Adobe walls (Photo: Isabel Guerra). We guess that there are not too many places in the world where you can learn about a city’s ancient history while also enjoying some of the best local food specialties at the same time. There is one of these spots in Lima: the old Huaca Pucllana site,...

Ten things to do in Lima, Peru in summer

Ten things to do in Lima, Peru in summer January 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Peru (Photo: Isabel Guerra) Blame it on global warming if you like. The fact is that Lima’s climate is very humid, and summers here can be somewhat bothersome. Currently, maximum temperatures are expected to range between 28°C and 32°C, so here we offer you some summer...

Mirabus: a different way to tour Lima

Mirabus: a different way to tour Lima October 30, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Mirabús (Photo: Courtesy of Mirabús) Now you can have a really different sightseeing Lima tour: the “Mirabús.” Based at Kennedy Park, in the Limenian district of Miraflores, these red, two-storey buses offer you 360° of visibility, since the second storey is completely open. You can choose...
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