Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lima, not your average Peruvian city

Lima Peru, one of the largest cities in world with an even larger social gaps. We arrived in the city around 9 pm and didn't find a place to say until 11pm because difficulty in finding plus places we checked out were full. When you enter the city lines you see such a contrast the out skirts are lined with unfinished buildings and dirt poor housing. The view changes pretty fast to modern shopping malls and high rises to colonel buildings and churches.

With over 10 million plus people the city is always moving. We stayed in Miraflores the upscale part of town for us it was a great location. Lima central is pretty bicycle friendly, everyday we would ride our bikes on the paths alone the cliff side with great views and cool pacific air, we even managed to ride all the way to the old town along Arequipa avenue that has a bike path in the middle of the road. Lima is better seen on bicycle so if your ever in the city think about renting a bike to get around, see the city and get some exercise.

Lima's china town better than most N. American cities
closed off main street on Sunday's for pedestrians nice!
year of the rabbit 

cup of cold tea