• Day76

    Back to Lima again... Miraflores

    January 16, 2020 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    So today we're back in the capital city of Perú, Lima for a second time but in Miraflores (tourist area as some might say or the upmarket side) . First time we stayed in the historical centre (back in December) , which was lovely seeing the 'real lima' as the locals say, with the crazy hustle and bustle atmosphere... Full of traffic and over populated centre.... If you like that sort of thing 😉😅 As we found out it was such a contrast to Miraflores. We stayed nearly central to the main cafe, shops and markets but also in a 5 min walk from the coast line, which we loved as we didn't see any coast on our first visit. We also really wanted to visit Paddington Bear on the pier front 😂😊. Also from the top of the coastal walk as it banks down huge hills you can see for miles and many surfers out catching the waves. For us Miraflores was much more chill and definitely seemed less crazy with people trying to sell us things, maybe because it's more of the business area, but still nice for boutique cafes and good coffee shops, and of course TGI Fridays right on the coast with amazing views 😂😁 we had to make an exception after alot of local cuscine... We had to see how it compared to the UK... Not a patch on the UKs TGIs have to say! We did managed to make our own walking tour of the many parks in Miraflores, with coffee and empanada stops on the way of course! ☕🥐😋 One of the stops included the 'Love Park' which reminded me of Guadi's amazing Park Güell in Barcelona... But just on a much smaller scale 😊😘 we enjoyed the sunset and night views of the beach front before heading back to our hostel... Where they had temporarily turned off the hot water until 9pm,but turned out it didn't come back on at all, not even by the time we we're leaving for our flight to Ecuador at 5.30am the next morning lol 😂 so that wasnt pleasant journey for our fellow passengers...but that's another story 😂... Don't worry will tell you all about it on the next post! 😳Read more