Lima, Peru

We had less than 24 hours in Lima.  Our flight from the States arrived after midnight and we flew to Bolivia the next day at 8pm.    Most folks said recommended bypassing Lima completely, and we had planned on (mostly) taking their advice.

A friend’s parents live in Lima, and we had the pleasure to spend the day with them.  (Thanks Islas!)  It was a lot of fun, and we were pleasantly surprised by the city.  The neighborhoods of Miraflores & Barranco were very charming, and Lima Centro was beautiful.  I guess the current mayor has done a lot for the city (and tourism) in recent times, and it definitely showed.

Of course,  I think it also helped, though, that we had local tour guides.  🙂  Lima is still not particularly safe, and having friendly hosts who knew the city was a great treat.

 

Miraflores 

 the cliffs of miraflores

 

Selling Jewelry in Barranco

making jewelry in Barranco

 

Plaza Mayor 

placio arzobispal in plaza de armas

 

Plaza Mayor 

carriage in plaza de armas

 

Plaza Mayor 

 pigeons, pigeons everywhere…

 

Plaza Mayor 

placio arzobispal in plaza de armas

 

 

iglesia de san pedro

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