Peru, Lima 11/5-6/15


We had spent no time in Lima upon our arrival. Now, we were going to spend the night in Miraflores, the nicest district of the city. We had made reservations for the Hotel Antigua, and this is the reason why: at the airport in Albuquerque, the American Airlines ticket agent, when she learned that we were going to Peru, said that she was Peruvian. She went on to say that her sister was the chef of this very nice hotel – the Hotel Antigua – and that the bar there served the widest variety of piscos in Lima. That was enough for us.

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Kathy, at the entry to the Hotel Antigua

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Hotel Antigua

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Hotel Antigua

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Kathy takes a bubble bath

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The lobby

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Kathy

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A small dining room

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A selection of food art and flavored piscos

Flavored piscos

Flavored piscos

Art

Art, on the wall at the Hotel Antigua

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Pots, on the front lawn

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Gladiola, on the front lawn

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CJ and Carla, the chef, who was very hospitable

The hotel was within walking distance of all the places of interest in Miraflores.

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A cafe at an Indian market

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CJ and Kathy, with purchases from the Indian markets

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Two big city girls

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Lion statue in the Miraflores Ovalo (oval)

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Flowers in the John F. Kennedy park

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Flowers in the John F. Kennedy park

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Flowers in the John F. Kennedy park

Surfers and Rosa Nautica, at Miraflores Beach

Surfers and the Rosa Nautica, at Miraflores Beach

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Beach at Miraflores

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Beach at Miraflores

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Statue at the Parque de Amor (Park of Love)

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Park of Love

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Park of Love

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Park of Love

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Park of Love

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Parque Antonio Raimondi. Raimondi was a celebrated Peruvian naturalist, of Italian birth.

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Long-tailed mockingbird (juvenile?)

Statue of Antonio Cisneros, Peruvian poet, and Kathy

Kathy, and statue of Antonio Cisneros, Peruvian poet

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Statue of Antonio Cisneros, detail

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Peruvian trumpets (genus Brugmansia)

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Red house, just off of the Ovalo Bolognesi

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Vermilion flycatcher, in the Ovalo Bolognesi

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Vermilion flycatcher, in the Ovalo Bolognesi. The traffic is heavy, and the flycatcher looks both ways.

We had a great dinner at the Alfresco Seafood Restaurant, on the Malecon Balta (which we happened to stumble onto). As it got dark, we returned to the hotel, picked-up our stuff and took a cab to the airport. Our flight was at 1 AM. Kathy and I were invited to use the Admiral’s Club – free buffet and very cosy leather upholstered chairs. And then we flew Business Class back home!

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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