Anyone who has experienced the better parts of Lima Peru after dark has surely enjoyed the smells coming from the Anticuchos grilling around town. Anticuchos and Pancita are a favorite night street food around Lima. My favorite stands are the ones in the local areas you will know a good place when you see alot of the locals chowing down.
Anticucho is marinated beef heart thinly sliced served on bamboo sticks seared on a hot metal grill on top of mesquite wood. It is spiced as is the pancita or cows tripes seasoned in hot spice and grilled as well.
Sideds include papas and choclo if you are up for a completo. Copleto is s./8 and solo anticuchos go for s./5 for three sticks. Do not forget the add your own chile aji bar on the front of the carts. I pour the red hot ricotto aji all over my beef and the yellow aji for the papas. Kids can also enjoy as they usually have ponchas or hot dog on a stick grilled as well.
Anticuchos are popular night food in Lima after dark. You can find them in Alemeda Chabuca Granda or in Barranco near the bars. Most shopping districts surrounding the center of lima have lots of street vendors just look for the carts with anticucho pancita written on them and enjoy
Tourists should check out the Pulvos Azules shopping center in Lima, Peru. Close to Downtown and the bus stations off of the highway.
There are many places to find clothes to buy in Lima Peru. Pulvos Azules is a great place to shop for a bargain and find many name brand items for purchase.
Pulvos Azules offers lots of shopping options for visitors as well as locals. Moved years ago from the now chabucka area Pulvos Azules is made up of hundreds of small vendor booths like you see all over Gamarra. Nike Shoes , Fake Rolex? They got it. Video Games and a video game playing area where you can battle friends and make new ones as well. Although shopping in Peru is what most people come for.
Looking for DVD s for your trip they have them all here. If you see one you like ask the vendor to play it for you and they will be glad to show you the quality. Its like the peruvian version of Netflix. Actually I know of several DVD markets around lima and this one is ok. The best I just cannot give out as it is way better than the rest and as a Traveler I must keep some things for myself.
All different types of Jeans , Pants , Tops , Shirts , Polos , Sweatshirts , Shoes , and accessories are available for purchase. Lots of brands mostly name brand whether they are real or not I am uncertain but the prices are more than right. Although better deals are had in Gamarra Market this is the place for the higher quality items.
Changing currency is possible with the guys in the yellow vests. Imagine that. Its the norm.
Danofrio is my favorite ice cream in peru. Everyone that visits Peru will surely see a Danofrio Bike Cart full of Ice Cream treats or Helado as it is called there. I have even been approached by one on a remote beach in the North. Just in Time no less!
In Lima Ice cream can be had near the Plaza de Armas readily especial in Chabucha Market. It is cheap probably s./3 for a big cone and a couple scoops. It is really good made with real sugar and much better than ice cream back in the united states.
Don’t be supprised if you are out on a beach alone and an Ice Cream cart starts heading your way. Woop I love Peruvians!
On the way to the Lima Zoo I saw the Danofrio Factory and the kids flipped out and wanted the taxi to stop. Have to see if they have tours?? Hmmmm.
Located Just a 5 minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. This National Historic site represents the remaining Inca City which was not destroyed by the Spanish invasion. There are tours and a ticket counter is at the entrance. Be wary of locals selling fake passes near the ticket building. Horse stables are nearby and locals are known for vending fine alpaca hats scarves and blankets off the road past the ticket booth. About $20 Admission estimate take nuevo soles.
Plaza De Armas, Lima Peru.
Here you will find the main Cathedral which is very exquisite but I have only seen it open once during serveral weddings held at once. It is the finest in the country although I do believe the cusco ones are older. The Pizza place is a great place for food as is the Chabuca Market just to the South West of the Presidential Palace. The square had lots of food and Jiron is full of shops, from plaza vea to tipitop. There are 2 movie theaters a norky’s, although Campestra is close by and the best in Peru. Plaza St. Martin is good for travel agencies with airline deals as well as a great place to change your dough.
5. Visit the beaches of the SUR or El Norte.
4. Visit Cusco and all Inca Heritage Museaums.
3. See the Nazca Line Ancient Unknown Peruvian Archeological landmarks.
2. See the RainForest.
1. Visit Machu Picchu.
Don’t forget to get souvenirs of alpaca hats and other artisan gifts in markets around lima and cusco. Email for Direct Sales. We Currently have gift items available on ebay as well.
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Located a few short blocks from the Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor Lima Center is the Convento de San Francisco which houses the largest catacombs in Peru.
The Convent is located about a five minute walk from the plaza de armas and is a fantastic attraction. The tour only costs about 10 soles each from what I recall and includes a complete tour of the convent as well as the catacombs below. A word of warning: as usual I recommend taking the spanish version of the tour is you have someone in your group which can assist you. Our kids took the spanish tour and it was twice as long and much more complete spending alot more time in the underground catacomb chambers.
They heard many secretes about the underground passages and alot more history including a tour of the library and upper level of the convent. The english tour was also informative and definitely a worthwhile visit.
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