Pets of Lima
There are stray dogs and cats all over Lima. And these dogs are so much smarter than any dog in the US. They can cross the busy streets, they look both ways! And they move around like they are little humans with a place to be. Plus they are friendly, they aren't feral at all!
more to see...
Museo de Sitio Huaca Puruchuco
Km. 7.5 Carretera Central, Ate. Tel. 494-2641.
Museo de Sitio del Mirador del Cerro San Cristóbal
Cruz del Cerro San Cristobal, Rímac. Tel. 943-8918.
Museo de Sitio de Pachacámac
Km. 31 Antigua Panamericana Sur, Lurín. Tel. 430-5607.
Museo de Sitio del Parque Reducto N° 2
Calle 15 de Enero and Calle Ramón Ribeyro, San Antonio, Miraflores. Tel. 242-0260.
Museo Taurino de la Plaza de Acho
Jr. Hualgayoc 332, Rímac. Tel. 482-3360.
Museo del Tribunal de la Santa Inquisición
Jr. Junín 548, Lima. Tel. 428-7980.
Museo Universitario de la Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal
Jr. Cañete corner with Av. Nicolás de Piérola s/n, Lima. Tel. 423-7007.
Museo del Virreinato
Quinta de Presa. Jr. Chira 344, Rímac. Tel. 481-3867.
Art and Popular Art
Museo de Arte
Paseo Colón 125, Lima. Tel. 423-4732.
Museo de Arte Colonial Pedro de Osma
Av. Pedro de Osma 421, Barranco. Tel. 467-0915 / 467-0019.
Museo de Arte Italiano
Paseo de la República 250, Lima. Tel. 423-9932.
Museo de Arte Popular (Instituto Riva-Agüero, Universidad Católica)
Jr. Camaná 459, Lima. Tel. 427-9275.
Museo de Arte Religioso de la Catedral
Plaza Mayor, Lima. Tel. 427-5980 / 427-9647.
Museo de Arte de la Universidad de San Marcos (UNMSM)
Centro Cultural de la U.N.M.S.M. Av. Nicolás de Piérola 1245, Lima. Tel. 427-4870.
Museo Comunitario Inti Raymi
Av. Los Suspiros, Mz. N, Lote 4, Km. 40 de la Panamericana Sur, Lurín. Tel. 430-5633.
Museo Nacional de la Cultura Peruana
Av. Alfonso Ugarte 650, Lima. Tel. 423-5892.
Museo del Teatro
Jirón Huancavelica 240, Lima. Tel. 427-7437.
Driving in Lima is Only for the Corageous
The taxi ride from the airport should be enough to convince you that driving is only for the very corageous. Limenos seem to observe only one rule while driving -- wait a second after your light turns green because certainly someone is running their red light. After that it sdeems like a free for all, with lane markings and other directions apparently only placed on the roads for ornamentation.
Being in a taxi might not seem much safer, but at least these guys are professsionals with experience. You aren't.
As for he combos and mini-buses, they are not considered safe, either for the way they drive (we saw one almost tip over) or for what can appen to you during a crash (no seatbelts). Given the cheap prce of taxis, I recommend looking one over well (pick one with seat belts) and negotiating a good price, then getting in. Taxis come with the addeed bonus of a talkative driver who won't mind your minimal Spanish.
List of my favourite peruvian food
First of all I would like to make a list of all these excellent food you have to test in Peru. In Lima you find all of them in great variety:
ANTICUCHOS (grilled heart of cow with potatoes and a hot sauce)
CEVICHE or CEBICHE(raw fish and sea fruits in a lemon sauce with onions, some special spices)
PAPA A LA HUANCAINA (potatoes with a spicy sauce made out of eggs, oil, aji (spicy sauce), salt crackers.........
AJI DE GALLINA (cooked chicken with special spicy sauce (aji)) I found great preperation tips at VT karigalli´s page
TAMALES (can´t explain it very well, it´s a mass of corn with eggs and meet put into the leaf of corn
OCOPA (another tipical sauce like the "a la huancaina")
LOMO SALTADO (grilled beef in little pieces with rice and salad)
CHURROS (sweet dough filled with honey, you can get it at every corner in the city, really deliciuos)
POLLO A LA BRASA (ok, you can get grilled chicken all around the world, but the sauce they use is delicious!!!)
The most common drinks are:
CHICHA MORADA (a drink made of purple corn)
INKA COLA (very sweet yellow soft drink)
PISCO (a type of grape brandy, used for Cocktails, especially PISCO SOUR or to drink the better ones pure....delicious!)
There are also some good peruvian wines, although mostly drinken are chilenian ones. Can´t recommend a peruvian wine, (disculpenme peruanos, no les conozco muy bien) but I like very much the
CASILLERO DEL DIABLO, the red wine from Chile. Normally you can get it in a lot of stores in Perú. I adore from all of these ...all....:-)
ok, my favs are ANTICUCHOS in the streets, late at night after being out e.g.
TAMALES are great for breakfast as well.
Museo Larco or Larco Museum
This is one of those little treasures you don't expect to find in South America. The museum was fantastic! It's a private museum run by the family of the archaeologist and founder. They have a collection of about 45,000 pre-Columbian objects including a spectacular Erotic Gallery featuring ceramics in all sorts of positions. It's definitely a must see!!