The capital of Peru has been the first stop on my #HolaGringo Tour. I used the first days to acclimate and to make pictures of Lima and Miraflores
If you fly in directly from Europe to Lima it is not unlikely that you get your first cultural schock. Especially if you've never been to South America before the impressions you get on your arrival day could be overwhelming.
Though I knew what to expect I felt to be in a complete different world: the traffic, the climate, the food, the social life are partly another story.
center of LimaA lot of people advised against going to Lima for a few days when I was about to plan my trip. Most of the travelers visit Lima just for 1-2 days as a necessary stopover.
After my 5 days lasting stay I have to say that a longer stay could be also an option: beside the historic old town you can visit good museums, eat very good food and relax in one of the new parks of the city.
Peruvian cuisine: best to enjoy in LimaNot only the inhabitants of Lima – also the people from cities in the north and south of Peru say that you find the best Restaurants here. If you like to try some of the traditional dishes like Ceviche you should use the chance to do that in Lima: the location by the sea is perfect for fish ;)
Miraflores: the place to be
Like in other big cities you can also find a Bohemian Quarter here – but actually Miraflores & Barranco are independent cities. Compared to the city center everything seems to be more fancy & tidy, moreover you'll experience a very good touristic infrastructure.
Both spots are located on the bay of Lima and offer nice views to the beach and the sea from above. During the last years paragliding became popular in Miraflores: the cliffs and the wind offer perfect conditions – as a beginner you can book a tandem flight and see Lima from above.
The Pictures: Lima und Miraflores
So, let's see what Lima has to offer – make a virtual tour by clicking through the pictures:
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