Plazas and Pisco

To give me a whirlwind introduction to Lima, during my first week in the city Ivo took me around to two of the city’s main plazas via taxi. He tells these are places that you have to see twice: once during the day, and once during the night. We opted for a night-time visit. The…

Our Backyard and Neighborhood

Our apartment in Lima is located on the very edge of a major city that is already in the unique position of being located along the coast of South America. As a result, our “backyard” has something of a view: This view is a gift of the Costa Verde, or the “Green Coast”. Although it…

The Magical Water Circuit

Last week after dinner, Ivo told me to grab my coat– we were going somewhere that was a surprise. The surprise turned out to be The Magical Water Circuit, which is appropriately named: The Guinness Book recognizes the “park” as “largest complex of fountains in the world in a public park,” and it is, indeed,…

Grocery Shopping Necessities

On May 4, 2013, after a near-scuffle with the Spirit Airlines rep who told me to “lose” 15 lbs worth of luggage, I boarded a plane to Lima, Peru. Roughly 6 hours later (with at least a half hour of that occupied by pen-hunting, since Spirit airlines also feels justified in not offering pens yet…