Pura Vida Travels - A Guide To Travel In Latin America

I took some photos of my hotel room to demonstrate what $50/night can get you in Lima if you shop around. If I didn't need Internet access I could have stayed at places just as nice for as little as $20/night. For me the Residencial Las Americas was the perfect spot since it's right in the heart of Miraflores. It was also nice to be in a sound building when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck. It nearly shook me right out of my bed but the building stayed standing. I found out later that Peru has very strict building codes because earthquakes or sismos are frequent. It was my first earthquake and I will never forget it that is for sure.

The Breakfast Cart

Living Room



Walkin Closet With Safe

And Ironing Board

Messy Bathroom

The View

Work Area With Fax Machine
Early in the week I met a local school teacher named Liz. We went out several times during the week and on my last day I took her sister, brother, and cousin out for lunch. The people in Peru are so friendly it's unbelievable. They made me feel like I was part of their family while I was there. It was really tough leaving and knowing it's going to be at least until February before I get to see Liz again. She's a very special person and she made this trip so much more enjoyable for me. I'm hoping to take her to Macchu Picchu when I come back but she hasn't said yes yet...

Hotel Restaurant

Liz And Her Bro

Liz And Her Brother And Sister

The Shoe Shine Guy

Liz And Family

Me And Liz

Me And Liz

It's Election Time

It's Election Time


Miraflores Is Monitored By Video Cameras

Chess Park

Dancing In The Park

Dancing In The Park


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