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Lima in one day: historic center, Barranco & Miraflores (Videoblog 033)

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The first video of my #HolaGringo Trip is online. I take you on a tour through Lima in one day! The historic center and the new upcoming areas of Barranco & Miralflores as well as a Viewpoint will be the stops with my local guides Marcial and Meredith.

Lima in one day: the video

About “Lima in one day”

Wow, what an overwhelming first stop! As already described in the article “In Pictures: Lima and Miraflores”, the capital of Peru has much more to offer than you might expect. I was lucky to have some locals to show me around and make the most out of my stay.

Marcial, the owner of the 1900 Backpackers Hostel in the center of Lima, asked me if I’d be up for an individual city tour. As he is born and raised in Lima this was the perfect chance to get some insights and hear some local stories as well as get to some places much easier and faster. So we visited the viewpoint “Cerro San Cristobal” with a minibus after having a great lunch right next to the Plaza de Armas / Plaza Mayor. These buses are leaving from this area as well (just watch out for some guys walking around asking you to go to cerro san cristobal) and took as less than 10minutes to get up the hill and see the city from above.

Aferwards I met up with a local Couchsurfer to see the new bohemian areas of Lima, which are very famous by tourists. After a 40min bus ride with the local busses Meredith took me on a walk from the Barrio Barranco to Miraflores. I was surprised by the european look, the nice parks and the beautiful views to the sea from the cliffs. Moreover we used the chance to have a look at the paragliders who are using the cliffs for their flights over the city. Together with the best food one can have in Peru I must admit the Lima is much more than just a stopover city.
Thanks again to my “guides”!

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