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Lima

Cultural diversity in the middle of so much ancient history.

Lima has long been a stopover for international visitors to Peru on the way to Cusco or the Amazon -- a mere transfer lounge of eight million people. That's not the case any longer as hordes of visitors are descending upon Peru's capital, the largest city to benefit from Peruvian culture. Lima is a place of contrasts. The city itself is draped dramatically over Pacific cliffs while wide beaches, now being cleaned up, wait below. Adobe pyramids dating back thousands of years sit alongside glass-fronted skyscrapers in the never ending battle between the past and the present. The colonial center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to Republican mansions, remarkable cathedrals, a pulsating Chinatown, and a convent set over a vast series of catacombs. Some of the best pre-Colombian archeological and history museums are only steps away. Many consider Lima's dining scene the best in Latin America. Visit rustic beachside cevicherias or dine on Novo Andina cuisine with Chilean wines in a Miraflores bistro. After dinner, head to the bars and clubs in Barranco or Larcomar to dance until dawn on a pisco sour-fueled binge. If you still haven't seen enough, head just outside the city to the Caral pyramid complex or the summer fashion scene at Asia Beach.

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  • Hola Señor y señora, Soy la Sra. marie Antoinette soy una la Francia estoy en busca de préstamo de dinero por varios meses estuve 6 veces víctimas de estafa con ser prestamistas que tienen me arruinen, j intentar suicidarse a causa de ellos. Porque tenía deudas y cuentas a pagar. Pensé que era más para mí que n tengo más el significado de la vida. Pero afortunadamente he visto testimonio hecho por muchas personas el Señor Carlos contactar, así que contacté con él para obtener mi préstamo para pagar mis deudas y llevar a cabo mi proyecto. C es con el Señor Carlos que la vida, mi sonrisa es otra vez un NCM que tiene corazón fácil y muy completa. Te próximos prestamistas en África a tope porque hay prestamistas de hecho personales serio Si usted necesita financiación; de los préstamos de dinero o cualquier proyecto ello señora le ayudará a darse él y apoyará financieramente Contact:Carlos.duboir198@gmail.com
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  • i like the "plaza Mayor" , San Isidro , Miraflores, Paseo de las aguas , etc.
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  • oh i almost forgot you have to visit the magic circle of water is stunningly beautiful :)
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