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!