QUE NO TE GUSTA LIMA, henry

La primera vez que salí del país fue en el 2008 cuando tenía veinte años cumplidos, iba a Estados Unidos de intercambio estudiantil a probar suerte y "hacer" dinero. Cuando todos estábamos en camino o ya en el país, explotó la crisis financiera gringa y eso fue una patada horrible a todos los jóvenes que pensaban como yo y querían "hacer" dinero. El baile comenzó cuando cada uno de nosotros (o…

The Ultimate Guide to Lima, Peru

Lima is a quickly-growing city with a lot to offer, but we know that it's hard to find the gems when you only have a couple of days. So- we've done it for you! Organized by neighborhood, we covered the main areas for you to see and everything you need to eat, drink and do there!   Miraflores The tourist epicenter of the city, clean and safe Miraflores is an enjoyable and…

The Best Sandwiches in Lima

Lima may be known for ceviche and seafood, but for some not-talked-about-enough-reasons, this city is sandwich heaven. With a bunch of different delicious meat, endless sauces and fresh baked bread considered a sandwich standard, the city creates the permanent food-lovers dilemma: spending your time on a "basic" food like sandwiches in this food capital should be wrong...but it's very right.…

15 Actually Interesting Facts About Lima, Peru

When visiting a new city, one of our favorite things is hearing the quirky facts about it. It's the plus of meeting a local or finding a very good walking tour where the guides have a sense of humor. Luckily, our team is one part Peruvian, one part American, so we have the local to share these facts and the foreigner to notice which are weird and worth sharing. Here's a look at 15 random and…

The Best Treks Around Lima

If you arrive to Lima thinking of it as a coastal city with great food, you're not wrong. But there's a bit more to it that many tourists miss as they pass through- you can find some of the greatest treks in Peru just outside the capital city. Anywhere from 1-4 hours outside of the main tourist areas, you'll feel a million miles away surrounded by highland culture and some of the most beautiful…

The Best Bars of Lima: For Locals and Travelers Alike

If you're making a stop in Lima on your trip to Peru (which we definitely think you should), you need to embrace the perks of being in a major city that you won't find anywhere else the country: and knowing where to go out in Lima will help you do this. Lima has really come into it's own in the last few years, and in addition to hosting many world-class restaurants it's now home to some amazing…

The Best Ceviche in Lima: Local Spots That Are Way Better Than Five Stars

In Lima, ceviche is widely considered the dish of the city (and sometimes the dish of Peru), and cevicherias are the temples where we can go to duly worship it. As major ceviche fans, we were determined to find the best cevicherias in Lima, but as we researched endlessly we found that every article or post simply listed the same few five star restaurants owned by internationally famous chefs. We…

12 Sights & Sounds of Lima

Coming to Lima you'll hear a million different things, good and bad, about the city. The food is amazing, go! The sky is always grey, don't go! It goes on forever. But we are particularly fond of this city, and think too many people pass it up to head straight to Cusco, while Lima has a personality all of it's own that is worth getting to know. With everywhere, we've found that instead of…

Experiencing Lima’s Mercados: 8 Markets You Can’t Miss

Markets have always been a part of my daily routine and visiting them has always been a great experience. I believe you can find the essence of a city in its local markets from the customs, colors, foods, interactions, and people. The markets are where you bargain while smiling, all business is done through friendly negotiations and each stall has it's own unique history behind it. This is what…

“Foodgasm” In Lima: A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Dishes

One of the things we enjoy writing (and talking) about most is food. This time it's about our love for Peruvian food: the colors and flavors, textures and freshness are unbeatable. We've found that no matter what the problem is, ceviche is probably the answer. As Peruvian food continues to take over the culinary scene worldwide, you're going to want in on the local action. If you're in Peru,…

Viñac: Five Hours and a World Away from Lima

    Our trip to Vinac contradicts every other trip I’ve written about reinforcing the cliche, ¨It’s about the journey, not the destination.¨ While a cliche is a cliche, I love that traveling can prove ones like this true. This trip went against all of that. Vinac, thank god, was about the destination. After driving for five hours through tiny, windy mountains road into the middle of…

Working Holiday Nueva Zelanda para peruanos: Cuando ir, Vuelos & Seguro de Viaje | 4/5

¡Ya está! Luego de todas las idas y vueltas, traducciones, correos y grupos de Facebook, finalmente enviamos los papeles, ¿y qué sucedió?, ¡tenemos la Working Holiday Visa!. Lo siguiente que debemos hacer es tomar la gran decisión de cuando viajar a Nueva Zelanda, no es fácil, todo va a depender de que querramos hacer y las prioridades que tengamos en el momento (viajar, ahorrar dinero, o…

5 cosas interesantes para ver y hacer en Sochi [y si, gratis]

Cuando escuchas a alguien hablar de Rusia es seguro que lo primero viene a tu cabeza es un clima frío, ciudades con nieve y gente muy seria. Y no te equivocas. Sin embargo... En un rincón de este país existe una ciudad ligeramente distinta, con temperaturas que entre julio y agosto pueden alcanzar los 25 grados centígrados, sol, playa, reservas naturales y juerga a más no poder.…