Adventures In Lima, Peru

I spent only three weeks in Peru but one would think I were there for at least two months considering the amount of photos and videos I have archived. I have more time now to share the rest beginning with the country’s capital, Lima.

My friend and I stayed at Shablul hostel in the district of Miraflores. We were just a few blocks away from Parque Kennedy (Kennedy Park), which hosted a variety of events and festivals that we were lucky enough to partake in.

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Mediterranean food fair with many pro-Palestine signs and such.
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My first taste of coca came in beer form. My face should tell you how delicious it was (re: it wasn’t).
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My friends in Lima took us to Club La Havana, a Cuba-inspired bar/restaurant. It’s where we had our first taste of pisco, a grape brandy popular in Peru and Chile.
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Another club whose name I forgot.
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Art vendors at Parque Kennedy.
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Check out this cool building!
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Hence the name. Lima’s sister city is Pensacola, FL.

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More delicious, pisco-based drinks! There are tons of bars and clubs in Miraflores.

We also visited downtown Lima, a.k.a. the Historic Centre of Lima, and the Chinatown district nearby. There was also a Peruvian food festival happening blocks away from the Governmental Palace, which we were more than happy to partake in.

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La Casa de Pizarro (The House of Pizarro) is the governmental palace of Peru and sits in downtown Lima.
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The country’s flag atop the palace.
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The plaza mayor across the street.
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The archbishop’s palace
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Another view of the archbishop’s palace and water fountain in the plaza mayor.
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Monument of José de San Martín in Plaza San Martín south of the plaza mayor.
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Jose De San Martín is one of the heroes/liberators of Peru and South America alongside Simón Bolívar.
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Plaza San Martín
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Proclamation of independence.
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National hero Francisco Bolognesi.
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His 200th birthday is coming up!
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A Peruvian food fair? We picked the right day to head out to downtown Lima!
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Thankfully not a volcano.
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Members of the national police.
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Awesome balloons.
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This is how the Peruvian police roll.
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Cusqueña: the most popular beer in Peru.
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Huaca Pucllana is an ancient Incan site that was unearthed recently in Miraflores.
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The excavation continues…
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There’s a museum in there somewhere…
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The handprints of ancient Incan workers?
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Apoya tu banda local!

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