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More travel tips for Lima, Peru!

More travel tips for Lima, Peru! March 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
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...

Your First time in Lima, Peru?

Your First time in Lima, Peru? March 26, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Fountain at Lima's Main Square (Photo: Isabel Guerra) If this is your first time in Lima, this post is for you. And if this is actually not your first time in Lima, this post is for you, too, since some things have changed rapidly during the last few years and it’s always good to learn some...

Buying medicines in Lima, Peru

Buying medicines in Lima, Peru February 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Dancer. Botica Logo on the background (Photo: ExpatNomad/Flickr) It is very likely that, as a responsible traveler, you have already bought a travel insurance, and that it will probably cover any health issue you may have while in Peru. But if you don’t have a major problem, if you only have a...

Searching for the best Pisco Sour (2)

Searching for the best Pisco Sour (2) January 27, 2011 | Events, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Pisco Sour (Photo: DTarazona/Wikimedia Commons) To continue with our series of posts about the national drink, Pisco Sour; it is still unclear if it was really created at the Maury Hotel bar during the 30’s, or at the Morris during the 20’s… or where. There are many stories regarding...

Choosing healthy beaches in Lima

Choosing healthy beaches in Lima January 3, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Crowded Lima beaches (Photo: RPP Noticias) Lima is a city that looks at the sea, thus it has some nice beaches. Anyway, it’s good to remember some things in order to have a real good time. Peru’s Health Ministry constantly monitors the quality of the water and the sand, issuing weekly reports...

Peru, Lima: To tip, or not to tip?

Peru, Lima: To tip, or not to tip? December 6, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
from Journey.com We all are used to tip people who performs any service or task for us. Tips vary from country to country, and odds arethat you, our dear English-speaking tourist, are likely to come from a country where tips are on percentage of the bill. In Lima, Peru, things work in a little different...

Some Christmas Shopping in Lima, Peru

Some Christmas Shopping in Lima, Peru November 30, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
(Photo: Calles, Barrios, Pueblos y Ciudades) Christmas Season in Peru is special: just to start with, it’s not in winter, but in summer. Then, you won’t find snow or skating rings, but you can still enjoy of almost all the other Christmas activities, like, for example, shopping! Most shopping...

Lima, Peru: some tips for backpackers

Lima, Peru: some tips for backpackers November 27, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Lima residents are usually very friendly with the tourists, and despite the fact that many of them do not speak English, they are very proud of their heritage and are eager to provide you with information and helpful hints. Of course, we are willing to give you some useful travel tips to make your stay...

Taking intercity buses in Lima, Peru

Taking intercity buses in Lima, Peru November 21, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Traveling in intercity buses in Peru can be a kind of luxury vacation. Some routes are very long,  but certain companies offer such first-clases services that it can be just like spending the night at a good hotel. Of course we are nor talking about cheap bus services: we strongly advice you not to...

Spring in Lima: be prepared!

Spring in Lima: be prepared! October 29, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Wet streets after a typical Lima drizzle (Isabel Guerra) Yes, Peru is located in a tropical area and yes, we are supposed to be currently in Spring, and no, Lima does not have extreme temperatures. However, there are quite a few things you should know in order to being 100% comfortable and to avoid surprises. Expect...