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Cats & Pigeons in the Park

May 10th brought a day of adventure in Lima! My favorite photos of the day were these three (so far… dinner at Astrid y Gaston is still upcoming!).

Cats in the park at Miraflores

Miraflores cats

Pigeons by Cathedrale San Francisco

Father and Son with Pigeon

Churros are fantastic – caramel mixed with chewy/crunchy goodness!

Real Churros Officially Rock

Let’s see if I end up paragliding on the cliffs of Miraflores next week, on my last day in Peru! With about 200 photos for the day, more Lima posts will be upcoming… eventually… but now it’s time to find a Peruvian beer before hitting up the most famous Peruvian restaurant in the world, Astrid y Gaston!

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago at 12:37 pm.


A Simple Bed

Sometimes all you need is a simple bed. And wifi. After 2 days of 8h+ long-haul flights, Hostal Buena Vista had everything I needed on May 9th, for the reasonable price of $35 a night.

Hostal Buena Vista room

My taxi ride was happily uneventful. I think it’s rare for something to happen to you in Lima taxis, but it’s not unheard of to be robbed (or for the taxi to drive off with your bag in the trunk). Great advice from Ben at Streets of Lima about taking taxis in Lima. I was lazy and tired, so just bargained to 30 Soles on the price from the airport, but that’s a lot better than the $30 (almost 90 Soles)  the “official” taxis were asking for.

Finally, I’ve arrived in South America!

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago at 11:23 pm.


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