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Playa Miraflores

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  • 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

  • Day3

    Miraflores

    December 6, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Unterwegs durch das Viertel Miraflores...entlang der schönen Küstenparks auf den Klippen und durch die Blocks und vorbei an vielen bunten Graffitis!
    Den Blick auf die Sonne die im Pazifik untergeht und so die Klippen von Lima anstrahlt werd ich wohl nie vergessen🌅Read more

  • Day25

    Hotel Jose Antonio Lima

    December 12, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After breakfast we took another jungle walk before packing up and leaving Cumaceba Lodge. We made our way back to Iquitos by boat with a short stop at a native village and an animal sanctuary. Then we waited in the airport until about 11pm before boarding a flight to Lima.Read more

  • Day56

    Lima (Peru)

    November 16, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Lima, eine weitere Großstadt auf meiner Reise durch Südamerika. 7 Mio. Einwohner, dafür aber direkt am Meer gelegen und somit gleich tausend mal schöner als viele andere Hauptstädte hier.

    Von Unterhaltungen mit anderen Backpackern hab ich recht schnell raus gefunden, dass man keinesfalls in Lima Downtown sondern in Miraflores übernachten soll: zum Einen, weil diese Viertel am Meer liegen und die schönsten sein sollen, und zum Anderen aus Sicherheitsgründen, da leider nicht ganz Peru so freundlich und wunderschön ist, wie das was ich die letzten Wochen von diesen tollen Land kennen gelernt habe. Und es stimmt: Miraflores ist einfach sehr schön! Direkt am Meer gelegen mit vielen netten Bars, Restaurants, Hostels und Parks hat man gar nicht zwingend das Gefühl in einer solchen Metropole zu sein, was ich persönlich mag :)

    Zusätzlich hatte ich das Glück hier 2 von 3 Nächten alleine in meinem 6-Mann-Zimmer schlafen zu dürfen 😴

    Mich hat es jeden Tag ans Meer nach Miraflores oder Baranco gezogen und so bin ich hier wieder sehr viel gewandert. Bei einer Free Walking Tour am zweiten Tag hab ich auch 2 nette holländische Mädels kennen gelernt, die ebenso wie ich 4 Monate reisen: eine hatte allerdings hatte Lima als ersten Stop und die andere Lima als letzten Stop ihrer Reise...ich hingegen habe heute genau Halbzeit und ich möchte so gerne die Zeit anhalten 😍

    Lima war schöner als erwartet und so verschiede mich heute mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge von Peru: atemberaubendes Land, das mich sicher nicht zum letzten Mal gesehen hat ❤
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  • Day38

    Lima

    October 8, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wir haben nun 2 Tage in Lima verbracht. Die Stadt ist, wie wir es erwartet haben, nicht so der Burner... Aber als Akklimatisation an Südamerika ist dies sicher kein schlechter Platz, zumal man hier noch ein wenig englisch sprechen kann. Wir hören von vielen Backpackern wie schön die weiteren Orte sind, die wir besuchen werden. Kolumbien wird aktuell klar als Nummer 1 Place to be gehandelt, wir können uns also freuen.
    Wir residieren in einem kleinen aber feinen Hostel in Miraflores, dem sichersten Viertel in Lima. Nach einer Nacht in einem 4 Zimmer sind wir nun in einem 6er Schlag. Niemand schnarcht, keine stinkenden Schuhe, alles Tiptop.
    Morgen gehts dann weiter nach Cusco, der Flug dauert 1.5 Stunden, mit dem Bus wären es 21 Stunden. Wir haben uns für den Flug entschieden, da wir mit CHF 60.00 nur unwesentlich mehr bezahlen als für das Busticket.
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  • Day8

    Weer andere vakken& mijn buddy ontmoeten

    August 12, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Dit weekend kwam ik er achter dat ik twee normale vakken heb, één B-learning en twee E-learning in plaats van 5 normale vakken. B-learning betekent dat je één les hebt op school en de andere les online volgt en E-learning is volledig online. Dat leek me uiteindelijk toch niet zo handig dus ben ik maar weer naar school gegaan om het te veranderen, want vandaag was de laatste dag dat dat kon. Morgen beginnen de lessen namelijk. Nadat ik mijn nieuwe vakken geregeld had ben ik naar Miraflores gegaan om een kamer te bekijken in een appartement waar ook 3 andere Nederlanders die nu aan de zelfde uni studeren gaan wonen volgende week. Nu woon ik eigenlijk te ver van school en te ver van andere mensen van mijn school waardoor ik altijd alleen met de taxi moet, want de bus is vanaf hier bijna onmogelijk.
    Vervolgens ben ik doorgelopen naar het huis van mijn buddy (Andre). Andre woont op 3 hoog in een super mooi, modern appartement in Miraflores bij de zee. Vooral in de zomer (December, Januari) schijnen er hele mooie zonsondergangen te zijn.
    We hebben daar thee gedronken met nog een paar andere internationale studenten uit Noorwegen, Zwitserland en Frankrijk. Het is hier normaal om thee te drinken met pisco (een Peruviaanse sterke drank), maar ik heb het maar eerst bij gewone thee gehouden.
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  • Day11

    Studiofotografie buiten ?! & Slaapbellen

    August 15, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Ik heb elke donderdag de hele dag studio fotografie op school en vandaag was de eerste keer. We kwamen binnen in het lokaal en hert eerste wat de docente zei was dat het een vak was voor gevorderden. Maar ik heb nog nooit echt fotografie gehad op school dus ik dacht direct shit. Gelukkig is het hier op school allemaal niet zo moeilijk dus ook dit vak viel reuze mee. We kregen eerst wat uitleg en daarna gingen we naar buiten (?!) om foto's te maken die we dan vervolgens moesten laten zien in de klas. Ook moesten we er uitleg bij geven wat voor foto het was. Aan het eind van de les keken we nog een documentaire over een of andere fotograaf die een nanny was uit Duitsland en haar fotos nooit had laten ontwikkelen. Het was echt heel erg saai en de halve klas viel volgens mij in slaap. Volgende week begint het vak echt en dan gaan we ook echt foto's maken in de fotostudio. Na school ging ik met andre eten bij hem thuis en daarna naar huis met de bus. Met de bus gaan is hier een heel avontuur. Ten eerste is het altijd super druk en weet je eigenlijk nooit waar je heen gaat. Tenminste ik niet. Om 11 's avonds belde Marcel mij (in Nederland 6 uur in de ochtend), want hij was net terug van het stappen en hij dacht dat ik wel wakker zou zijn. Ik was wel wakker, maar Marcel daarentegen viel na 5 minuten al in slaap met zijn telefoon nog aan. 😂Read more

  • Day14

    Slapen in een woonkamer?

    August 18, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Shenay en ik hadden vandaag een bezichtiging bij een appartement. Toen we aankwamen bleek al snel dat de slaapkamer eigenlijk een woonkamer was met 4 campingbedden. En de andere 2 slaapkamers, die echt slaapkamers waren waren al verhuurd. Heel vreemd. De man die het appartement verhuurde sprak ook nauwelijks Engels dus probeerde Shenay in haar beste Spaans uit te leggen dat het toch niet helemaal was wat we hadden verwacht en gingen we weer weg. Daarna zijn we naar Larcomar gelopen, een groot winkelcentrum aan de kust in Miraflores. Daar hebben we gegeten bij Chili' s. En ben ik langs de kust terug gelopen naar de bushalte. Je hebt daar een mooi uitzicht over de oceaan, omdat het best wel hoog is.Read more

  • Day81

    Lima - Farewell Sud America

    May 10, 2017 in Peru ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    A looooong bus ride later and we ended up in Miraflores Lima. Staying in a bohemian hostel called the Healing dog it has a naked hairless mascot called Pisco who became pissed off that I'd taken his favourite seat, the sofa.

    A brief walk down to the seafront in blazing heat showed pretty gardens including the garden of the lovers, which included a statue of a couple snogging- the japanese went wild. We enjoyed crepes whilst watching the surfers below. Retreating from the blazing heat we sorted ourselves out packingwise before venturing out for supper.

    Miraflores reminds me of Miami Florida with art deco type buildings dotting the avenues in pastel colours. Supper was had in what was a beer/ football/ going out venue but they did a surprisingly good Schnitzel!! Back to the hostel we finally opened our expensive Mendoza wine (sooo good) and cheered a farwell to South America.

    Lessons learnt in South America
    1. You need more Spanish than what we had, or a lovely half Spanish girl called Izzy who will take pity and translate. Many thanks Izzy!!
    2. TMI but your first normal bowel motion after an illness is to be seriously celebrated.
    3. Don't take photos of Bolivians, they.do.not.like.it!
    4. Rio might be batshit crazy and a bit scary but the spectacle of the city is worth it.
    5. People will say every city in South America is dangerous, be sensible and confident and you will have no problems. Don't be that nervous traveller, go explore.
    6. Book Cama in the night buses and the better companies. The extra money WILL buy you extra sleep
    7. Booking a Dragoman tour was the best decision. We saw so much more than we could ever have tried in that time in great company, young and old.
    8. Go see your bucket list even if you risk throwing up all over it "I went to Per-ah and chundered everywhere" comes to mind 🙈
    9. The wine is amazing
    10. The steak even better

    Hasta luega Sud America, it was a travel experiecce of a life time.

    Here comes the US of A......
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  • Day273

    Lima, Peru

    July 17, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Last stop South America.

    Well here we are. Our last day in Spanishland. I'd wonder where the days went or how the time passed but I needn't. It's fresh as a daisy in my brain and recorded right here for my impending mental deterioration. And it's been an absolute hoot!

    We've found some lavish accommodation in the nicest area of Lima, readjusting to a Peruvian version of a western lifestyle; hot showers, hamburgers, french fries, Starbucks and dogs on leashes. We planned nothing for our darting visit to Lima. Our only business was packing and exercise and business like that can only be done after a good night's sleep, a delicious meal and a strong cup of coffee, of course.

    Wining and dining aside, Lima has a malecon (or boardwalk) worth writing home about. For a city reputable for nothing good, Lima has an absolutely world class boardwalk. Running along the clifftop between two or three of the city's wealthiest suburbs is a stunning exercise haven. They've paved 8-10km of pathway through immaculate maintained gardens and lush green lawns that could put most golf courses to shame. The pathway splits, weaves and joins with turnoffs to lookouts and the like. Amongst the beautiful gardens are playgrounds, rotundas, seating, workout stations, tennis courts, volleyball courts, football fields, a parasailing club, skate park, bmx track, popcorn stands and a noticeable void of traffic and intersections. It even runs over an underground mall! The view of the coast and pacific ocean is nothing short of spectacular and the expensive real estate lining the land side appears unintrusive. It's an outstanding stretch of green space which we thoroughly enjoyed with a morning run and a rather lengthy afternoon walk.

    Other than that I don't have much to report on Lima. We had some fantastic ceviche, delicious mexican and generally steered clear of the cheap and nasty food which we've been living off for the last few months. I even convinced Cat to join me in one of the numerous KFCs for some dirty bird.

    It's been a fantastic last few months but if I said we wish we could stay I'd be lying - at least for now. Western comforts are calling and they're long overdue. Since arriving in Colombia we've spent over 270 hours on buses covering at least 15,000 km, not including tours and van rides. That's only a few thousand kilometres short of driving from Auckland to London (18,000 km). No mas, por favor.

    We've had a decent crack at our list of must do's, ticking off the big tickets like Torres del Paine, Colombia, Huayna Potosi, Death Road and if I must - Machu Picchu. In between we've met some awesome people, worked some awful jobs and filled a silly amount of time both walking and eating. Balancing the good and the bad has been hard work, but after some time travelling I think I'm in a position to say it's the best way to do it. I'm sure Cat will agree that a hot shower is so much better off the back of a few icy cold ones, right Cat?

    We'll no doubt miss the cheap food and board that is so readily available in many of these countries. We'll miss the activity and vibrance of the cities and the frequently changing scenery and company. Cat in particular will miss the hoards of cats and dogs which leave her weak at the knees at least once a day - especially the two puppies I had to drag her from to get to the airport on time.

    We've been in Spanish speaking countries since January and our Spanish speaking skills have progressed from naught to about the ability of a four year old, on a good day. Although I've really enjoyed learning and embarrassing myself in front of almost everybody I've spoken to, I'm really disappointed with myself for not knowing more. Fluency would have made this a completely different trip for many reasons. Hopefully we'll pick it up again sometime in the future but for now I'm chomping at the bit for an English speaking country.

    Travel in a second language at speeds like that requires a lot of research and a lot of bookings and I definitely couldn't have done it without Cat. She's a google master, bookings.com genius and Trip advisor legend. Her incapacity to be underprepared is astonishing and her ability to sniff out a hostel deal or swish mexican restaurant from the slums of the world is superb. She's the one who's been proof-reading all these posts so we have her to blame for any outstanding errors, or to thank for the lack thereof. Oh, and while we're at it, she's also not bad company.

    From Lima, we've got three flights to Vancouver, detouring through Ft Lauderdale (third time at this airport) and Chicago (second time). Here's hoping all goes smoothly. Adios América del Sud, Holà Canada!
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