Being able to speak Spanish in Peru is important, but it’s not the end of the world if you’re still learning. My first trip to Peru I could barely utter a word in Spanish. I was luckily to get past “Como estas?” without sounding like a complete and utter moron. Luckily, I was traveling around […]
Miraflores was once known as THE gringo hangout in Lima, Peru. Backpackers, long-term travelers, and Machu Picchu visitors spent nearly all their time in Lima in the swanky neighborhood. After all, Miraflores is one of the safest neighborhoods in all of Latin America, and certainly one of the nicest in all of Peru. Why would […]
My first trip to Peru I pretty much hated it. The weather was absolutely awful and I spent way to much time nursing hangovers and swiping Tinder. It was miserable and I never planned to visit, again. But, I decided to give it a second go. A couple buddies were visiting and the weather was […]
Heading to South American, but unsure what big city to visit? Curious which metropolis is best for gringos? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, I compare Lima vs. Bogota. We’ll dive deep and find out which city is best geared towards your wants and needs. Both these cities are massive South American […]
While I enjoy the rumba in Bogota a little too much, there’s no denying that Lima, Peru nightlife can compete. In fact, many travelers find they prefer going out in Lima over anywhere else in Latin America. Why? Well, there’s a lot to love about Lima nightlife. Honestly, I was surprised how much I enjoyed […]
Surprisingly, the cost of living in Lima, Peru isn’t that cheap. This is especially true if you’re living in Miraflores. While Barranco is a little cheaper, you’ll still be shocked at what you pay compared to places like Cali, Colombia or Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Lima is expensive by Latin American standards. There’s […]
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