Articles Tagged ‘Travel Tips’

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Best Chinese Food in Lima, Peru

Best Chinese Food in Lima, Peru July 7, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
A bit surprisingly, Peru has its own version of Chinese food (locally known as chifa), and there are many, many chifa restaurants spread around Lima; you will find them almost anywhere in the city and there’s one for every budget. The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Peru around 1850, bringing...

Some Free Things to Do in Lima, Peru

Some Free Things to Do in Lima, Peru July 4, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Paseo de los Escribanos, beside Plaza Mayor, Lima. (Photo: Jackson Lee/Flickr) Despite the fact that visiting places of interest for tourists will usually cost you some money, there are many fun, cool, and interesting things that you can do in Lima for free, or at least at an extremely low cost. Probably...