About Streets of Lima

Hello and welcome to Streets Of Lima. On this page you will find a plethora of information regarding what to see and do in the greatest city in the world: Lima, Peru! Most tourbooks completely overlook how wonderful a city Lima is. Sure, sure, like any metropolis in a far off land, there are things that seem strange until you know the local lingo, but for some reason the fears about Lima have been totally overblown. The one shining jewel that Lima has which makes it sparkle more brightly than any other South American capital is its warm and accommodating people. Yes, the people in Lima are among the friendliest, hardest-working, and simply the best I have ever met anywhere I have ever been (and I’ve been a lot of places).

I’ve been coming and going through Lima extensively over the last 8 years. Currently, I’m waiting for my lovely girlfriend to get approved for her fiancee visa [update August 22, 2009, we got married here and she got an immigration visa, so that’s set], so I decided to make this blog to showcase everything I’ve learned about Lima. Of course, besides the streets and sights of Lima, I have to post the occasional entry about Machu Picchu, Cusco, other countries, other thoughts, and my reaction to the Packer games (when you come from Wisconsin, football is a way of life)

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So for those of you who already know Peru, I hope you enjoy this page, and for those of you who don’t, you should start making your travel plans RIGHT NOW!

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  1. Juan Quintana

    I don't know your name….but I really like what you are doing and saying about my Linda Tierra….Lima…aunque lejos muchos años…(40 years)sigo siendo limeño mazamorrero…Your words about Lima…..made me feel proud about it.
    keep up with the good work……

  2. Anonymous

    Informative, ingenious, and artsy, as well as very caring!

  3. Mark

    I absolutely love this blog. I too am a big fan of Lima and Peru. My wife is Peruana and we live in California, but we travel back to her homeland at every available moment to visit family and just plain enjoy Lima.

    The one thing that I find so interesting is coming to Lima for Christmas, it is so very different than what my previous 30 something years in the states had engrained into my head. Where else can you be in such a spectacular city and wear shorts and a tee-shirt and flip flops on Christmas day??

    I often peruse this bog at home missing Lima and will show my wife a familiar picture you have posted and then we get into talking about Lima.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for posting all this wonderful information!

  4. 09/28/2016

    My husband and I recently moved to Lima. He is teaching at a university for a couple of years, and we are interested in learning everything we need/should know about Lima and Peru.

  5. Noche

    I am a peruvian who moved to US 10 yrs ago. I married a gringo like you and we love to go back to Peru from time to time. I love my country, its mountains, beaches, its history. I am only disappointed at the peruvians. Its true but I feel nobody cares about this beautiful country, especially in Lima. Yes, Lima used to be beautiful, now, its a dump, sad but true. Every time we go, we see people littering, traffic is terrible, no rules, no respect to the law, the private property. So disappointed. Like I said, I love my country, and its sad to see how one needs to leave it to learn to appreciate what one had, because peruvians who live there don't even care.

  6. 09/28/2016

    Go Pack!

    Disagreement is fine. I like to provoke people primarily for the purpose of getting a straight answer. Take it all with a grain of salt.


  7. Ernie

    I was just perusing through your blog.
    Interesting articles, although I must admit I disagree on a few points.

    Also, GO PACK GO!
    (I grew up in Lima but went to Lawrence University in Appleton, WI)

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