An authentic farewell from Lima’s international airport

  Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. Wow! What an incredible airport. Probably the best airport I’ve encountered so far. (I’m not being sarcastic, I just like airports okay) Madrid airport still being the prettiest I’ve seen But with its exquisite interior design, Lima’s international airport was definitely the most enjoyable. Unlike Quito airport in Ecuador, which is (no offence to any… Read More »

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16 Things I love and will miss about mi querida Peru

Peru has now become like a home to me and as it isn’t long until I depart to Houston Texas, from my beloved Lima, like anywhere I call ‘home’, I can’t help but think of all that I will miss…   1. My number one has to be the Peruvian food! If you’ve been reading my blog, particularly my Mistura… Read More »

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A walking tour of Barranco, the bohemian part of Lima – Part 1

In the south of Lima lies a town named Barranco. It’s considered Lima’s most romantic and bohemian hub. It’s the home and workplace of many Peruvian leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. As an “aesthete” myself, I wanted to see the places where these Peruvian artisans really grew as artists. In the 19th century, it was very fashionable for the wealthy to buy… Read More »

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Things to do in Lima: Cacao to Chocolate workshop at Choco Museo

Almost immediately after discovering there’s a Chocolate museum (Choco Museo) in Lima i started planning my visit. You can participate in chocolate workshops (where you learn about the history of chocolate) and can even take part in making chocolate from scratch. The first time i saw a real cacao pod was at the Mistura Food Festival I remember wondering how… Read More »

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Chocolate Sushi – A ‘must-try’ when in Peru

When I attended the Mistura Food Festival this year, I came across chocolate in it’s most unusual form – Sushi. I remember thinking (well that looks interesting, but it must taste like ….) I had planned to try some towards the end of Mistura Food Festival, but of course they ran out by the time I came back. Luckily I… Read More »

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Places to buy Souvenirs in Lima: Artisan Markets in San Miguel

As mentioned in my post A day in San Miguel and a night out in Miraflores, we began the day with a trip to the Artisan Markets in Avenida La Marina in San Miguel to look for some gifts for family and friends back home. We were spoiled for choice with 5 Artisan Markets neighbouring each other along Avenida La Marina. The… Read More »

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A day in San Miguel and a night out in Miraflores

So we began the day with a trip to the Artisan Markets in Avenida La Marina in San Miguel to look for some gifts for family and friends back home. We were spoiled for choice with 5 Artisan Markets neighbouring each other along Avenida La Marina. You can see more of the Artisan Market in San Miguel here. See more of Artisan Market… Read More »

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What type of clothes to pack for a trip to: Lima, Peru

One of my girlfriends, who’s coming to visit for a few days asked me about the weather and what type of clothes to bring to Lima. So I decided to write up a post about weather-suited stylish packing for anyone planning a trip to the beautiful capital city of Peru (and countries with similar climates).You would expect Lima to be… Read More »

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Kennedy Park at night and the best Sandwiches in Lima

After our lunch at Dpaso restaurant, we got on the bus thinking it was going to lead us to Kennedy Park in Miraflores, where we planned to lavish ourselves with our beloved Picarones for dessert. Having accidentally fallen asleep thinking it was going to be a bit of a ride to Miraflores, we found ourselves heading towards the far north of Lima. Oops! On… Read More »

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Romantic Chorrillos, Lima

Along the way to our lunch at Dpaso restaurant we came across Chorrillos, a beautiful spot along the coast, with beautiful statues of two couples in-love. Having passed this place before during my last trip to Lima, I remembered thinking the mood was so sweetly romantic. We also happened to pass gleeful newly weds who also thought the place was the perfect… Read More »

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Restaurant Review: Dpaso Restaurant, Lima, Peru

Eager to experience more of Peru’s culture, I jumped at a groupon deal for a traditional show and meal at Dpaso restaurant in Mamacona, right on the southern border of Lima. We completely underestimated how long it would take to reach Mamacona from our apartment in San Miguel, turns out it takes much longer than an hour by bus. So we… Read More »

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Out and about in the centre of Lima (Barrio Chino & Plaza de Armas)

Having been housebound for a few days to complete client design work, I couldn’t help but feel deprived of the outside world. Therefore I wanted to spend my day off from work in a part of Lima that I haven’t yet been to. Having been to Lima before, it didn’t seem like there was much more obvious places for me… Read More »

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