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Playa Estrella

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  • Day15

    Barranco, Pueblo Libre

    September 22, 2017 in Peru

    Heute haben das Künstler-Viertel Barranco mit all seinen Bars, Cafes und Altbauten erkundet und gingen u. a. ins Museum MATE des wohl (lt. Zeit) bekanntesten Modefotografen der Welt, Mario Testino. Hier konnten wir einige seiner Ablichtungen von Stars wie Kate Moss, David Beckham, Lady Di, Giselle Bündchen ... im Großformat bewundern. Aber auch ein paar seiner Bilder von traditionell peruanischen Trachten.

    Im Museo Arqueológico Larco (welches auf den Überresten einer Pyramide steht) im Viertel Pueblo Libre von Lima konnten wir hingegen viele der 40.000 historischen Exponate wie Skulpturen, Textilien, Keramik und Schmuck aus über 4000 Jahren peruanischer Geschichte bewundern.

    Wir fanden aber, dass leider etwas zu wenig auf die alte Symbolik eingegangen wird.
    Dafür gibt es es aber einen antiken „Erotikbereich“ der relativ wenig Fragen über die Symbolik offen lässt :D

    Am Abend haben wir uns dann noch die Fontänenshow im Agua-Park reingezogen.
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  • Day4

    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

    September 18 in Peru

    Nach einem letzten Blick auf die ehemalige Post, und einige Favelas von Lima aus der Ferne, endet unser Besichtigungsprogramm für heute. An der Strandpromenade suchen wir uns noch was zu essen (gar nicht so einfach, was vegetarisches zu finden) und dann geht es sehr früh ins Bett. Heute Nacht um 2 Uhr ist unser Transfer zum Flughafen, dann geht's auf nach Arequipa.

  • Day66

    Lima

    February 18, 2015 in Peru

    A city where transit police are mostly women (because men are easily bribed), cats are kings in all parks and the statue of one independence heroine has a "Llama" on top of her head due to the miss interpretation of the Indian (in Spanish the word "llama" does not only mean Llama, but also flame....as the Spaniards had originally intended ;-)

    We knew Lima from short visits and business trips before, as a crowded city of 9 mill inhabitants where fighting with constant fog, pollution and a never-ending traffic jam. this time, we were extremely positively surprised by the huge improvements that have been achieved over the past 5 years. this time we stroll around enjoying Mediterranean weather, admiring the new bicycle lanes, the speed-bus system and the metro, and finally found time to discover the incredible colonial beauty of its old-town...for the first time understanding why Lima was the capital of colonial south america and the richest city on the continent. in order to understand the city in all its facets, we took a bus to the Inca and pre-inca ceremonial center of Pachacamac, crossing the entire city, including areas you certainly never see as a tourist...and probably wouldn't want to see anyway. needless to say that we crowned our trip with more joys of the excellent Peruvian cuisine: we went shopping at the local market and took a private class with a Peruvian chef who taught us how to prepare a delicious ceviche and other delights from the rich local kitchen. all and all as the saying goes: ''The way to the heart is through the stomach'' <3Read more

  • Day30

    Lima, Peru

    May 20, 2015 in Peru

    Früh Aufstehen, um Jan-Philip nach Lima zur Botschaft zu verabschieden (nicht nur nach Lima, sondern auch für die nächsten vier Monate verabschieden, da unsere gemeinsame Reisezeit leider schon endet und wir uns erst Ende August in Deutschland wieder sehen werden.). Und den ganzen Tag die Daumen drücken, dass alles klappt. Dazu ein bisschen Ablenkung, bevor wir selber nach Lima fliegen.

    Besteigung von Sacsayhuamán ("sexy woman") und Besichtigung der Festungsruinen - Wanderung vorbei an San Christobal zu Q'enqo (Gebetsstätte der Inka) und Rückweg nach Cusco - endlich die erlösende Nachricht von meinem Sohn, dass alles geklappt hat und er den provisorischen Reisepass nun hat ("da ist das Ding") - Fahrt zum Flughafen - Flug nach Lima - Taxifahrt zum Hotel (wirklich tolle Unterkunft, auch wenn ich es mit ganz anders vorgestellt habe) - noch ein Pisco Sour in der Bar um die Ecke (und dann erleichtert ins Bett.

    Stichwort Taxifahrten: in Cusco wurde ich regelmässig von den Taxifahrern um ein Vielfaches des Preises abgezockt. Während in Bolivien der "Touristen-Zuschlag" lediglich etwa ein Franken pro Strecke betrug zahle ich zum Teil in Peru das Vierfache!
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  • Day15

    14/05/17-15/05/2017 Lima

    May 15, 2017 in Peru

    14/05/2017-15/05/2017 Lima

    We have spent the last two days exploring Lima. Lima is fairly similar to lots of other capital cities… it is very busy, very noisy and very diverse. Like many other capitals, the driving is something else, road markings, traffic lights and indicators mean nothing, and wing mirrors are merely there to add some extra width to your vehicle. The same cannot be said for car horns though, which are pretty much a constant sound.

    We spent our time in Lima wondering round, taking in the sites. We visited the old central district, which included looking around the cathedral and watching the changing of the guard at the presidential palace. During this, the national guard played songs including 'Hey Jude' and the soundtrack from Gladiator, something I think needs to be incorporated into the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

    For lunch we ventured into the Barranco district of Lima, which has a much more hippy and laid back feel to it. We decided to be adventurous and try one of Peru's traditional dishes, cerviche. This is raw seafood marinated in leche de tigre (tigers milk) – a citrus based marinade that cures the seafood. Although initially neither of us were entirely convinced we were both pleasantly surprised (and it was better than the other traditional food on the menu “passionate Guinea pig”).

    To finish up our day, we did a bar crawl along the beach bars. The beaches in Lima are not picturesque and more of a concrete jungle, but the drinks were good and the weather was sunny.
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  • Day3

    "Punto Azul"

    February 3, 2016 in Peru

    Ein Restaurant, dass uns schon mehrmals empfohlen wurde....gerade warten wir auf einen Tisch...ich bin gespannt :-)

  • Day18

    Lima!

    September 13, 2015 in Peru

    Our first overnight bus brought us here. We got to choose our own films on this one, which I appreciated after our last bus gave us Fast and Furious 1-5 (in Spanish) Lima has some beautiful colonial buildings (I do live the colours) and we persuaded our guide that Pisco Sours would improve the walking tour tremendously and enjoyed them in the very building they were invented. Delicious!

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