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    The Metropolitano

    by hawkhead Updated Apr 13, 2012

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    The Metropolitano is an articulated bus that runs from Matellini in the Chorillos district through 16 districts to Narajez. Amongst the districts are: from the south - Chorrillos, Barranco, Miraflores, Surquillo, San Isidro, Lince and La Victoria to the centre of Lima and Brena and going north through Rímac, San Martín de Porres and Independencia.

    It runs along the space that was created for a train line but money ran out, so they run buses instead. The buses run in dedicated lanes along the main routes in Lima. The buses are really like trams on wheels, with a concertina bit in the centre.

    The cost is S/3 per trip and one needs a plastic card but these are easy to obtain. If you need to travel and don't have a card, someone will always take your S/.3 and put you through on their card!

    It is truly the way mass transit should work - it is rapid and efficient, clean and cheap, taking a great many people through clogged traffic in the minimum of time.

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    Mirabus City Tour

    by WaRPer Written Jan 4, 2010

    Mirabus is a fully-guided city tour organized by the City Council of Miraflores. There are basically 3 options; Mirabus de Dia (S/.50), Mirabus de Noche (S/.55), and Miraflores tours. It is a double-decker bus, but NOT a hop-on hop-off. This might be the best way to get a glimpse of the city within 3.5 hours, plus a complimentary tour at Iglesia de San Francisco / Catacombs. Tickets can be bought at the info kiosk, Parque Kennedy, just outside the church. The morning tour starts at 9:30a, and 2:30p in the afternoon. The night one (which I recommend) starts at 6:00p. Check out their website for more info.

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    Pick up to the airport in Lima

    by trasladoejecutivo Written Sep 5, 2009

    If you are just one or two people you can take a taxi in the airport, the price is about USD 13 Approx to San Isidro or Miraflores. But if your are more than two people or you have a lot of luggage you must rent a Taxi VAN.
    We provide that service with a new VAN HYUNDAI H1: 2009 for only USD 25. Further information contact us to our e-mail: informe@trasladoejecutivoperu.com or visit: www.trasladoejecutivoperu.com

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    Natural Gas Cars

    by grandmaR Written Feb 15, 2009

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    We noticed that some of the cars had a different kind of gas tank in the back - not gasoline, but natural gas.

    Gas stations sell several grades of regular petroleum gas, kerosene, diesel and sometimes the LPG also (photo 3)

    We had a truck for awhile that could run on either LPG or gasoline. The pollution was less, but it was hard to find a place to fill up.

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  • help

    by jschille Written May 7, 2008

    unfortunately you travel section doesn't talk too much detail when it comes to travelling from Lima to Trujillo.
    So, I guess the question still remains on the best way to get to Lima to Trujillo. Thanks!

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    Old Cars

    by hartti Updated Dec 29, 2007

    Here you may meet old or otherwise especial cars. Please, help me identify more exactly the cars in photos, if you are able to! My suggestions:

    1. Dodge Dart. Looks like original 1966 model, but I suppose it has been built later in Colombia.
    2. Looks like Datsun/Nissan Pickup model about 1980?
    3. Ford Taunus 17M P3 1960-64. I myself had similar from 1961 in 1975, but farmer model.
    4. Volkswagen 1300. I had also many samples of this car.

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    Lugguage check in airport

    by wonga0 Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    At the airport whether your lugguage is chosen for security check completely rely on your fate! When you pass customs, you have to press a button and the lamps in front will give you either a red or green light - which is "self-explanatory"! I was unlucky enough to get a red light and I was shooed aside to have a lugguage check - luckily a brief one. Later I learn that some other countries also make use of this "traffic light" game to check lugguage. But to me, it's quite new and fun!

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    Driving in Lima is Only for the Corageous

    by AKtravelers Written Mar 3, 2005

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    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.

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    Local buses

    by Sininen Written Dec 13, 2004

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    There are lots of local buses going to different parts of Lima, the conductors shout the destination and crab you onto the bus. They are very cheap but not very comfortable, but definitely an experience you must try.

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    Lan Peru Airlines

    by tomruth78 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Lan Peru for those wondering is a great airline. We flew on new airbus 3000 planes. Better than some long haul flights I have had. And for those Vegetarians, you may want to take your own sandwiches as meat free ones of this airline didn't exist when I was there.

    The flight from Lima to Cuzco is breathtaking, but you need to be on the left side of the plane. The right sight doesn't seem to have the snow capped mountains for some reason. The landing is a little scary as the plane banks in quick (due to Cusco being in a valley) and lands fast. But you get there in one piece.

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    Lan Peru Airlines

    by tomruth78 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Lan Peru for those wondering is a great airline. We flew on new airbus 3000 planes. Better than some long haul flights I have had. And for those Vegetarians, you may want to take your own sandwiches as meat free ones of this airline didn't exist when I was there.

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    Lorries

    by hartti Updated Feb 7, 2007

    The vegetables, fruits and other food materials from the countryside are transported usually by small lorries, or vans.

    You may see lot of vans in Magdalena, because there is a big market pöace.

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