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May 11, 2015 - Lima - Where's Paddington Bear?

Flew 3500km from Santiago to Lima, Peru. 10 million people living on top of a 60m cliff at the edge of the ocean! Great views though, but the persistent sea haze is still there. Perfect weather again - but then Lima only has 5mm of rain a year! However that's in the form of drizzle so probably 20 days x .05mm a day (excuse the maths)! Its actually a desert - everything is watered by hand and amazing how many parks and gardens there are. Toured the centre of Lima - very European/Spanish influence. Lots of churches, 90% of population is...

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South America 2015

Apr 28, 2015 - Lima Peru

Two nights in Lima at the Casa Adnina Select hotel in Miraflores, a section of Lima near the Pacific Ocean ($127 a night and a very nice hotel with restaurant). Miraflores is considered one of the safest places in Lima, even at night. Today we took an informative city tour I booked online with Viator ($36.00). We visited the Love Garden built above the cliffs on the Pacific, stopped on one of the 43 pre Inca prymides, toured colonial Lima including the main Plaza de Armes, where Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro lived and was murdered,...

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Apr 27, 2015 - PERU and a tour of Machu Piccu

I arrived in Lima, Peru on my way to an 11 day tour that includes Machu Picchu, Cusco, The secred Valley, and Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. I am traveling this time with a partner, Leanor, a fellow retired teacher from St. Croix. We left St. Croix at 8 am by way of Miami and arrived in Lima a little after 5 pm. I didn't expect the 1 hour drive to our hotel in Miraflores. We were offered a free pisco sour, the national drink in Peru and had some appitizers and were too tired to do anything else. Staying at the Casa Andina...

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Apr 13, 2015 - Lima & Ecquador

Met another couple who are on our tour in the airport. Get our seat allocations & proceed to customs who send us back to ground floor to pay US$31 each to get out of Peru. Apparently if you stay less than 24 hours then you pay. On to the plane at 10.30 am & that's where we sat for the next hour & half waiting for passengers from a connecting flight. Arrive in Guamito,meet the guide & the 3rd couple of our group and into the bus for a 4 hour trip to Cuenco. Once into the hills it began to rain & fog set in until we reached 4200 metres & it...

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Jan 22, 2015 - Lima/Barranco and home to Vancouver

Precisely on time (amazing considering the traffic in to Lima) we arrived at the Excluciva depot in Lima. We jumped into a private taxi endorsed from Excluciva and made our way to the 3B Barranco Bed & Breakfast. What a lovely little place. It is very chic, ultra modern and very clean. Apparently it was an old house that was in disrepair so the owner tore it down and built the new structure instead. The space was very narrow so it was a challenge for him and his niece (an architect) to design a functional hotel space, but they managed to do...

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Jun 13, 2014 - San Jose,Costa Rica to Lima,Peru

At the end of our last edition it was Saturday 7th June and we were in Monteverde in Costa Rica. We had an interesting transfer to another tourist town called La Fortuna which involved a small well-used coach which had an engine that screamed as soon as we went near an incline. The planned route had to be altered as the dirt roads we were using had been badly effected by the heavy rain and were subject to rock falls. We eventually arrived at a muddy bank by a lake edge and then a small boat turned up. We all transferred to the boat and it...

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Jun 10, 2014 - Huanchaco to Lima, Peru

Sunday 8th June 2014 Huanchaco to Lima, Peru Today we set off at about 7:00am and drove along the Pan American Highway to the south. The day was misty and overcast and quite cool - only about 18C. It didn't warm up much all day. The weather here looks as though it could rain, but it never does at any time of the year, as it is a desert. Any crops are grown with irrigation from the rivers that run out of the mountains. The ancients first set up the irrigation hundreds, even thousands of years ago and they still grow crops in the same way. We...

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May 12, 2014 - **DaY 1**

Lima is not the most beautiful city, but it does have a lot to offer; great architecture, good food, pisco sours and friendly people. Today we found a guide named Luis who took us on a tour of Santo Domingo, the main square in Lima and the mercado, where Noelle bought a pomegranate the size of a small cantaloupe. We also walked through China Town. Why is it that all the entrances to all the China Towns look the same? Same red pillars and green archway. Miraflores was beautiful and we will be spending the entire day there when we come back...

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Peru 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - dUp up and away

All day flying. What did we learn? Getting to the international terminal of Santiago airport from the domestic terminal is a challenge. Not good signage and trying to find someone who speaks English to get directions was a challenge. Apparently there was a celebrity on our flight from Santiago to Lima. Several people with instruments were waiting to board and thy got moved to priority boarding behind an older gentleman that they apparently were with. People kept coming over to get their photo taken with him. I wanted to ask him who he...

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The 7th Continent

Dec 7, 2013 - Lima

Et stopover i Lima på en enkelt overnatning, inden jeg tog videre til Chile. Boede hos Dirk og hans kone Synara, og de tog så godt imod mig og viste mig en masse af Lima i den korte tid jeg havde. Jeg ankom med taxi fra lufthavnen til deres lejlighed, og Synara ventede på mig. De bor i Miraflores, i et hus med sikkerhed, de har en mand i døren, som ringede op og sagde at jeg ankom, selvom hun allerede sagt at de ventede besøg. Derefter tager man en elevator til den rigtige etage, det er meget fint, sammenlignet med Danmark og med det jeg...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Day 1 & 2 Getting to Lima and exploring

Day 1 & 2 - Leaving TVC and first day in Peru This is Lois writing first. Our good neighbor, Tom Haggerty, picked us up at 6:15 AM to catch our flight from Traverse City to Chicago, where we transferred to a flight to Miami, and then later one to Lima. The day was uneventful, which is always a good thing when it comes to long distance airline travel. One thing that surprised us was that the TVC airport was surprisingly crowded; it was the first time we had ever seen more than a handful of people in the line for security. We are SO spoiled!...

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Peru _Ecuador_2013

Oct 4, 2013 - Lima

We arrived in Lima in time for peak hour traffic, hence it took over an hour to get to our accommodation, mainly bumper to bumper and long trips up one way streets so that we could turn and go back the same way. Lima is a large city with shanty type accommodation on the outskirts. It is situated in the coastal desert area between the Pacific Ocean and the western hills of the Andes Mountains. From May to October, the "Garuda", a mist, settles over the city. Reassuring, as we thought it was smog, or sand, or even a Bridgewater Gerry. A tour...

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