This is what winter looks like in the district of Lima.
Well at the Reserva Nacional de Lachay (or Lomas de Lachay) anyway! Once you escape the dusty desert, the winter moisture leaves the hillsides and mountains flourishing in a carpet of green. Continue reading
It’s bluebell season!
Some of my local woodlands are carpeted in these beautiful blue flowers and this is the only time of the year to see them. Continue reading
There’s something so relaxing about beach walks and the sea air.
Last weekend we headed down to our old stomping ground in Punta Hermosa and couldn’t resist taking an early morning stroll around the bays (Señoritas and Caballeros) like we used to. Continue reading
The view from the old walls of Lucerne is amazing.
You can see across the whole city and part of the lake and I think it’s a must do when visiting the city. Continue reading
Taking a walk alongside Lake Lucerne is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours.
It’s pretty peaceful once you move away from the main centre… so let me show you the way. Continue reading
I love visiting the West Country.
I find Devon & Cornwall, in the south west of the UK, to be so green and lush, and their hilly landscape makes for a refreshing change from the flats of the Fenland around Cambridge. Continue reading
Laguna Parón is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
I must share with you the wonderful place that we had the pleasure of staying at during our time in the Colca Valley.
Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs.
Day number 3 and I have 2 more excellent places to visit! The first is a very small area but well worth the stop for lunch and the second a day trip to escape the city.
I said in my previous posts, all of my recommendations are aimed at visitors to Lima and not to residents but it’s always nice to discover somewhere you haven’t been before even if it is in your own city!
Chinatown is located in the Cercado de Lima and is a great place to head for lunch or to shop for incense and stationery. When I go to Chinatown I love to stop for Chinese baked goods (pictured) which are available in the front of restaurants for take away. Also I like to buy a bag of really tasty,wrapped, chewy sweets called ‘white rabbit’ which are served with your bill in some restaurants. Buy a bag, you’ll want more!