Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Suprisingly nice capital" Luxguy's photos about Lima, Peru

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Lima, Peru by TravelPod blogger Luxguy titled "Suprisingly nice capital" Luxguy's travel blog entry: "Lima, the country's frenetic capital is a place of many faces. Being a home to one third of Peru's population, this seaside metropololis offers everything from a beautiful and buzzing city centre to overpopulated neighbroughs full of social problems and criminality. The city is nestled on a strip of desertscape fit between the shore of Pacific Ocean and the nearby mountains. Actually, it is a countryside scenery which can be seen all over Peru: mountains, gigantic sand dunes and bone-dry desert. Lima was put on my RTW list more like a transition hub to access southern part of Peru, rather than a major cultural, or a party place. As I have been experiencing certain minor health problems over the course of past weeks, Lima also became something like a medical examination stop-over. But once I was here would it be a true pity just to sit at the hostel, instead of exploring this pulsing vain of Peruvian social and economic life? But first, I had to make my way to Lima. To get a look at some nice and also frightening Andean sceneries, I decided to take a day bus from Huaraz. My hostal owner advised me to book a seat on a side of the bus driver to catch some awesome Andean views. She was so right. The views at majestic snowcapped Andean peaks were breathtaking. As the bus ride advance, we ended up driving on picturesque, but ...

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