Monday, January 7, 2013

Peru, Part 1: Lima

Happy new year!  We rang in 2013 in South America this year.   New year's eve was spent at one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever visited and I will be sure to post about it soon.
First, however, Lima.  We book ended our trip in this capital city.  It is surprisingly large (about 8 million residents & the 4th largest city in the Americas). The area we stayed was strikingly similar to LA (Santa Monica or even Malibu).  It's summer below the equator, so being on the Pacific in the city...well, it felt good to me!

 Hotel was right on the ocean with a roof top pool.

Architecture ranged from Spanish Colonial, Baroque, Neoclassical, even Brutalist to modern.  There are a lot of districts & we didn't explore it all.

 The shoreline was great and the Pisco Sours were not bad either.
I even took a surf lesson!  Really great place to learn.  Nice long easy waves in warm water with friendly surfers and teachers.

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