Category Archives: Lima

Celebrate Peru’s Fiestas Patrias in Lima

Peru’s Fiestas Patrias commemorate its proclamation of independence each July 28th and honors its Armed Forces and National Police each July 29th. Most Peruvians take advantage of the holiday to travel domestically, attending concerts or dance shows celebrating Peruvian folklore, … Continue reading

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Travel Safe, Travel Happy: 10 Things You Need to Know About Taking Taxis in Lima

An estimated 330,000 taxis operate in Lima, a third of which are registered. Despite this alarming figure, you’re certain to take a taxi or two during your visit to Lima, especially from the airport, which is located in a dangerous … Continue reading

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Visiting Lima? Don’t Miss Bohemian Seaside Barranco

With its colorful colonial homes, exuberant gardens, and rocky paths leading right down to the sea, Barranco is Lima’s most picturesque neighborhood. The name means ravine, and describes the area well, as it’s characterized by rocky cliffs whose flower-lined paths … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Grape Harvest in Lima During Surco’s Vendimia Festival

Although Peru’s main Vendimia Festival takes place in Ica, Lima’s Surco neighborhood offers a smaller version for locals and visitors in Lima. The historically agricultural district celebrates grapes and all its derivatives in a fun multiday festival that begins with … Continue reading

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Lima Will Host the 2019 Pan American Games & Invests in the City’s Future

Lima has been enjoying a steadily increasing profile over the last years, especially its culinary scene. This month, Peru’s capital city pulled off another coup winning the competition to host the 2019 Pan American Games, beating other contending cities such … Continue reading

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Learn to Make Chocolate at the ChocoMuseu in Lima or Cusco

The ChocoMuseo mission is to make chocolate in the countries where cacao grows, which is why it luckily has three different locations in Peru. In Lima, it’s located 3 blocks from Kennedy Park in Miraflores (very close to our hostels, … Continue reading

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The Lord of Miracles: The Purple Month in Lima

One of Peru’s most prominent religious festivals, the Lord of Miracles, will kick off on October 18th, lasting ten days. October is known as the Purple Month in Lima, which isn’t surprising considering that you’ll see the color appearing everywhere … Continue reading

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Where to Stay & What to Do in Miraflores, Lima

Pirwa Inclan B&B is enviably located in Miraflores, often referred to as the “greenest” area in Lima thanks to its plethora of parks and gardens. It’s just a few blocks from Kennedy Park, which in the evenings comes alive with … Continue reading

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Shopping for Souvenirs in Lima

Many travelers realize on their final days in Peru that they want to pick up some souvenirs, or else they wait until the final days of their trip in order to avoid lugging around the extra weight. This usually means … Continue reading

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Peru Travel, Pt 1: What to Eat in Peru

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard One of the best ways to get to know the country you are visiting in is to indulge in the food- in the restaurants, in the streets, in family … Continue reading

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