Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 HOURS IN LIMA
Lima, Peru | Photo courtesy of Ernest Duffoo, Flickr
You know what that say about Lima? No, neither do we. It’s probably something like, “He who visits Lima never leaves Lima, even when he’s left Lima”. Y’know, like a profound metaphorical thing. We’re going to stop talking now. Go to Peru, do this in Lima.
9am The food in Lima is really good. You know what else is good? Breakfast. La Tiendecita Blanca in Miraflores is a good place that does breakfast food. You should go there.
11am Walk up Jiron de la Union, which leads to the Plaza Mayor, Lima’s main square. Take in the architecture and history or drop some pennies in the shops.
1pm Chifa’s pretty cool. It’s a fusion of Chinese and Peruvian food and Salon Capon, in Chinatown, is a good place to get it. But be warned – it can be spicy as all hell.
4pm Next up, it’s time for some erotic ancient pottery. Because what’s a trip to Lima without a bit of nude arts and crafts? The Museo Rafael Larco Herrera houses a collection from the first millennium AD that boasts some seriously x-rated naughtiness.
8pm Dotted around Lima’s outskirts are heaps of pueblos jovenes, or ‘young towns’. Of these towns, Los Olivos is one of the most fruitful, sporting salsoteca of Karamba (which is big on, uh, salsa) and Kokus, an ideal hangout for those who like to rock.