It is obvious as you exit Jorge Chavez International Airport that Lima is no Rio. Actually, with its heavily clouded sky, briskly cold waters year-round, and thickly polluted air, Lima seems to have little to offer a vacationing traveler. And since most allot Lima a day or two in their travel itinerary, its shady downtown characters leave more of an impression than its modern middle-class neighborhoods of Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro. Given the chance, though, Lima can not only redeem itself of its sketchy reputation, but amaze with its succulent cuisine, vivacious nightlife, and astounding culture.
First and foremost, there is the food. Peruvians love thick, savory sauces and swe...Read More