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Peru: Lima

By , January 4, 2011 12:37 am
Houses Scattered On The Mountain

Houses Scattered On The Mountain

Before leaving Peru, we thought it would not be complete without a visit to the capital of Lima.

With a population of 9 million, Lima is the 5th largest city in South America. Our first impression, besides being a gigantic city, is that it is a mix between modern and old. We stayed in the historical center where most of the streets and buildings are in colorful colonial style.

Cathedral De Lima On Plaza Del Bosque

Cathedral De Lima On Plaza Del Bosque

Balconies Of The Cathedral De Lima

Balconies Of The Cathedral De Lima

Horse And Carriage

Horse And Carriage

Couple Kissing  In The Covento De La Merced

Couple Kissing In The Covento De La Merced

Old Building Front

Old Building Front

Beautiful Commercial Alley

Beautiful Commercial Alley

When we went outside of Plaza Del Bosque and crossed a small bridge, we felt like we were in a totally different city. Everything around us was very old and uncared for. Some of the buildings look like they were about to collapse any minute. Without ever leaving Plaza del Bosque, we wouldn’t believe there was an extremely large population of poverty.

The No-Tourist Zone

The No-Tourist Zone

Pedestrian Street

Pedestrian Street

While we enjoyed wandering around the city and trying new eats (yummy Ceviche), I wouldn’t say, Lima is a must-see compared to the rest of the country.

Ceviche!

Ceviche!

The next several pictures are from the 5-stars Novotel Hotel where LAN Airlines put us up in for canceling our flight. More information on this in the next post.

Our Room @ Novotel

Our Room @ Novotel

Underground Pool & Gym

Underground Pool & Gym

Traditional Dancing During Diner

Traditional Dancing During Diner

What We Paid: Peruvian
Soles
USD Euro
– Flores Bus From Arequipa To Lima
[16 hours]
50/pp 17.85 13.35
– Private Double Room At Inka Path:
private bathroom, wifi, balcony, central location, clean rooms [recommend]
60 21.20 16
– Lunch 5/pp 1.80 1.35
– Dinner at McDonald’s 10/pp 3.60 2.70
– Taxi From center to airport
[negotiated before going inside cab and hotel took down license plate number]
20 7.15 5.35

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