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Views 31 May Top 3 Museums Lima Peru not to be missed
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Most visitors to Peru don’t stay long in Lima, the capital of Peru. Most go straight to the south and visit the Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and of course Machu Picchu and Cusco. However, Lima is a great city, especially if you know where to go!

Here a short review of our Top 3 must-see best Museums in Lima. You certainly have to visit those, if only have time to visit 3 during your stay in Lima! If you want to find out about more museums in Lima, we recommend you check this Lima Museum Guide.

Museo de oro (The Gold Museum)
Museo de oro (The Gold Museum)The Gold Museum showcases a large collection of gold objects constructed by Pre-Incan civilizations. Touring the museum is a great way to gain appreciation of the skill of the ancient Peruvians. Their ability to craft jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, and nose rings by hand is truly impressive! You can also see textiles, ceramics, and a complete collection of weapons from various cultures and civilizations from around the world.

Address: Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico – Surco
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Adults S/.33, Children under 11 S/.16

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Views 31 May ¡Los 3 Museos de Lima Perú que no debes perderte!
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La mayoría de los turistas que visitan Perú no se quedan mucho tiempo en Lima, capital de Perú. La mayoría van directamente al sur y visitan las Islas Ballestas, Líneas de Nazca, Arequipa, Lago Titicaca, y por supuesto, Machu Picchu y Cusco. Sin embargo, ¡Lima es una gran ciudad, especialmente si sabes a dónde ir!

He aquí una breve reseña de nuestro Top 3 de los mejores museos en Lima, son los mejores y por supuesto que tienes que visitarlos, aunque sólo tuvimos tiempo de visitar 3 durante nuestra estancia en Lima. Si deseas conocer más museos en Lima, te recomendamos que consultes esta Guía de Museos Lima.

Museo de oro:
El museo de oroEl Museo del Oro presenta una gran colección de objetos de oro creados por las civilizaciones pre-incas. Hacer un recorrido por el museo es una gran manera de observar y aprender a preciar la habilidad de los antiguos peruanos. Su capacidad para elaborar joyería a mano, como pulseras, pendientes y narigueras, es realmente impresionante! Además, puedes ver los textiles, la cerámica, y una colección completa de las armas de diferentes culturas y civilizaciones de todo el mundo.

Dirección: Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico – Surco
Horario: Lunes a Sábado de 10:30 a.m. a 6 p.m.
Tickets: Adultos S/.33, Niños menores de 11 S/.16

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Views 04 Ene The great South American adventure is back: The Dakar Rally 2013!
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During its fifth edition in South America, the famous Dakar Rally will be hosted by three countries that already have revealed their magnificent natural charms in recent years. From the 5th to the 20th of January engines begin to roar again to traverse more than 8000 kilometers in Peru, Argentina and Chile.

Lima to San Pedro
For the first time in the Dakar’s history, the Peruvian desert enters the scene in the early stages of the rally. With the start podium in Lima, where the Pacific coastal neighborhoods of Chorrillos and Magdalena were chosen as the grounds for the technical and administrative controls, the race kicks off into the coastal desert land towards Pisco, Nazca and the sierra of Arequipa. Even though the starting days are less difficult than the following, allowing tension to gradually work its way up, it’s clear that the 2013 Dakar Rally leaves absolutely no room for improvisation. Crossing the border into the vast Atacama Desert of Chile, the race will see a grueling desert journey to the town of Calama, where the natural beauty of the Death Valley near San Pedro de Atacama will speak to the imagination of the pilots and onlookers alike.


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Transportation system in Peru is a great mystery. How do they find their way in this chaos is still a great unknown.
In Lima there are different means of transport, and so we have: buses, combis, colectivos (private cars that transport individuals), taxis, motor-taxis (half motor-bikes half rickshaws). But the prevailing means of transport in most of the cities is a bus. This concerns also Cusco, where I live. Combis and taxis have conquered streets of this city.
Transportation in Peru
Combi is a very interesting phenomenon. It is a van, which according to residents has enough space for about 24 people with approximately 14 (small!) seats! Just squeeze and problem is solved! Well, at least you get to know each other more Combis are owned by private companies and there are plenty of them. In a combi there is usually one person on board (except for a driver) who manages the car and shouts out loud the route (he or she usually calls the names of the streets with an enormous speed, so you better listen carefully!). When 5 combis come at once and stop at the same “paradero” (bus stop) you get a nice havoc. But everyone knows its way, so there is no problem. The only confused ones are tourists, who gaze with amazement. There are no timetables at the stops, but this was smartly solved. You can always ask the person managing the combi if it passes through a place you want to go to… provided you know some basic Spanish.

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Views 18 Dic Peru Recaptures World’s Biggest Cebiche Title
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300 chefs create a 6, 8 Ton Cebiche for the certified Guinness World Record

Peru Recaptures World's Biggest Cebiche TitlePeru on Sunday reclaimed the Guinness world record for the largest cebiche after 300 chefs made almost seven tons of the country’s signature dish, a citrus-marinated seafood appetizer, enough to feed 40,000 people.

All it took to recover its place as world record holder for the largest cebiche, an honor it had lost to Mexico in 2007, was five tons of white fish, lots of lime juice, onions, chili pepper and salt. To contain the cebiche, organizers used an aluminum container about 30 meters (yards) long, which was set up inside a sports center in Peru’s main port, which is part of greater Lima. The cooks who prepared the cebiche, most of them graduates of Lima cooking schools, spent the night cutting and cleaning the fish so that they could actually prepare the dish in a little over an hour on Sunday morning.

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