Mark and I left Miraflores one afternoon and took a hike to Barranco, which is another suburb of Lima. Its not far from Miraflorese and is very beautiful. We walked around the cliffs, took photos, climbed down the road from the cliff to the beach and then walked along the beach. Lima is known for being overcast but having very little if any rain. But don't be fooled by the overcast skies. Its easy to get sunburned, especially this far south and near the equator. After getting a very nasty burn, we bought some sunblock at a pharmacy and then made sure we were protected for the rest of our trip.
We went to the pharmacy and did not need any English, we just showed them our faces and they knew what we needed!
Don't go here! Its in the Euro Backpackers Hostel. its a rip off, they charge a High premium for tickets and air line tickets. Its a small outfit and not worth the pain. Just goto a biger place where you can git your tickets the same day-hour your there.