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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 27, 2014 - Hot in Peru

This morning we set out in T-shirts to explore the city. We are staying in an area called Miraflores. Traffic is crazy! Cars going every direction and shoving their way in. You don't dare cross the street unless it says "WALK" and even then you better hurry! Once the light changes green the cars are off! As in Brazil, cars seem to have the Right of Way. Cars were driving through the gas station instead of waing for the light, motorcycles were driving on the sidewalk! I don't know how the people could back out of their driveways on to the...

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The 7th Continent

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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Sep 2, 2013 - Civilisation again!

Ah… Civilisation again. OK. I admit it. I am a city-girl, through and through. I had a lovely long weekend in Lima. I splurged and stayed in a 5 star hotel. When I checked in, the man at reception talked me into paying $30 a night more and upgrading myself to a suite. He said I wouldn’t regret it. He was right. (Funny… when I stay in hotels here in Cusco and surrounds, I pay $30 a night – not upgrade at a cost of $30 a night! And the places are fine – certainly not luxurious, but fine.) The suite was bigger than the apartment I am living...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Lima- Welcome to the Tucan Tour

The second day in Lima i awoke early (or late- depending on the time zone). This allowed me the opportunity to do some study (geek). My first mission of the day was a short walk to the supermarket. Boy it´s fun to see different kinds of food. Second mission was a walk to Miraflores Beach. More a cliff face with a few meters of sand. None the less it was relaxing. There was also a dozen keen surfers exploring the Pacific Ocean. The waves weren´t too big and it seems most cruised on long boards. The third and final mission was to the post...

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Kiwi Peru Explorer

Aug 10, 2013 - Lima Day 1

We arrived in Lima at 5.30am after flying through the night from London via Madrid. Our airport transfer went smoothly, despite the driver not speaking English and us not remembering the name of our hotel. On arriving at Casa Suyay we discovered we couldn't actually check in until 3.00pm that day (something Trailfinders didn't mention...), meaning we couldn't have a shower and would have to pay $10 for breakfast. We quickly decided to have the breakfast and then use the early start to start exploring Lima as we only had a day and a half in...

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Absolute Peru

Aug 9, 2013 - On the way to Colca Valley

We left Arequipa and headed to the Colca Valley. It was a long bus ride and we had several stops along the way for breaks. The pass that we went over was 16,200 ft. at the highest point. We had the option to use the "out house" at the top of the pass. It was really just a hole in the ground. It wasn't too pleasant and it was cold! Hey, when you gotta go you gotta go. So far, all of the people we have met have been very friendly. It is fascinating to see how the people live with so little but seem very content. We ended our day in a tiny...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Lima

We had a super long day in Lima. We had a red eye flight from Miami and we couldn't check into our hotel until 2:00 p.m. So, we hit the road for a tour of Lima. . It was really very busy and the traffic was horrible. I'm glad we went but was happy to move on. It was to bed early for our 3:45 a.m. departure for the airport. Off to Arequipa tomorrow.

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Jun 26, 2013 - Travel Rookie

My first full day in Lima I spent walking around the city and getting an idea about what I wanted to do over the next 6 weeks. (Something I probably done more research on BEFORE the trip) Anyways, I met a girl in the hostel (Sass –UK) that was doing pretty much the same so we bounced ideas that we each had off each other and got rough plans together for our individual trips. I was feeling so out of sorts and a bit nervous about the trip at this point. Yes, I have had plenty of time to figure out what I wanted to do but I just kept putting...

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