El “Museo de la Nacion” (National Museum), located in Avenida Javier Prado Este 2465, San Borja district, in Lima, Peru, is one of the most complete museums in Lima displaying the chronological cultural evolution of Peru. Not an easy task if you take into consideration that civilizations in Peru like Caral, located north of Lima, …

One of my favorite hobbies is reading novels and books. Every time I travel to Lima, Peru, I don’t miss an opportunity to visit a couple of bookstores and buy some books, mostly political but also some cooking books. With this post I will like to help you make your book shopping a safe and …

Traffic has always been a problem for many streets in Lima, Peru. The fact that the majority of buses, micros, combis and taxis stop anywhere they want to pick up passengers slows the flow of traffic. One of the few municipalities trying to improve traffic is the Municipality of Miraflores. Starting July 1st, 2009, there …

This is the second part of tips about public transportation in Lima, Peru. If you want to read the original article, go to 10 Tips about Public Transportation Part 1. Always remember visiting Peru is like visiting any other country or even your own country, there will be areas and things that you should not …

Public transportation in Lima consists primarily of buses, micros (minibus or microbus) and combis (small vans usually painted white with capacity for up to 20 people). This overwhelming vehicular fleet is omnipresent in Lima’s streets and mastering its secrets is a discipline based on trial and error. Lima in my personal opinion is not rental-car …

One of the many experiences a tourist will be faced to when traveling is to learn the country’s monetary system. In Peru, the currency is 100-based, meaning one “Nuevo Sol” is subdivided into 100 centimos.  El Nuevo Sol was first put in use on October 1st, 1991. One of the main differences with American dollar …

Located in Calle Capon, between blocks 7 and 8 of Jiron Andahuaylas, “el Barrio Chino de Lima” or Lima’s Chinatown is a peculiar gastronomic and shopping attraction. Not quite a touristic attraction but nonetheless a beacon of business, shopping and good food in the middle of one of the busiest cities in Peru. El Barrio …

If you hear this from a representative of an airline in the counter of any airport…. run !!! Run to the check-in area and talk to the rep there. Let me explain. Suppose that you are in any of the airports in the United States. Hopefully you are booked in one of the earliest flights …

The airport has changed a lot in the last five years. Before you needed to board a bus to take you from the plane to the terminal and then run (really, you had to run) to Immigrations if you had any hopes of leaving within a couple of hours. Not anymore, the first phase of …

There are few things in life as convenient as taking taxis in Lima, Peru. You can find a cab in every single street in Lima. It should not take more than 1 minute (maybe 2 or 3 during rush hour) to find an empty cab. When looking for a cab you have some options: Professional …