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There are many good pharmacies in Lima, Peru. Pharmacies are called “Farmacias” or “Boticas” in Spanish. Pharmacies like “Boticas BTL”, “InkaFarma”, and “Boticas FASA” for example, are well regarded as safe places to buy medicines and personal care items and the ones I am familiar with, there are many other good ones but I just …

I decided to help the few brave visitors and tourists that are determined to rent a car while visiting Lima, Peru, and provide a list of gasoline types and prices and car rental offices and websites in Lima and Cuzco. The process of renting a car is not different than in any other country but …

TACA Airlines was founded in 1931 and now flies to 39 destinations in 22 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Included are daily flights to 9 major U.S Cities and Canada (Toronto). TACA’s flight Lima to Cuzco is one of their most popular.

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Here is a short list of bus and taxi prices between some of the most popular districts in Lima, Peru, like San Borja, Miraflores and, Lince. Please remember these prices are not fixed at all but a daily recount of my experiences in Lima. Also be aware that for tourists the prices can be a …

Here are some bus and taxi fares, mostly from Lince, which is the place where I rent everytime I go to Lima and Miraflores. Of course fares change frequently and taxis at least, are very subjective.

One fee that I had not experience anywhere in the U.S is the Airport Use fee that I had to pay for a single ticket leaving the Jorge Chavez International Airport, both for international and domestic flights. I will imagine there is something similar in the U.S but most likely is already included when paying …

Leaving a tip for what you consider was a good service is appreciated in Lima, Peru. Every time I travel to Lima I find myself being treated specially good even though I can blend easier among their population. Most everyone is always courteous and happy to serve so I applied the same principles as when …

Holidays in Peru are really important. Peru is mostly Catholic and the Catholic holidays are festive days and full of touristic opportunities. All offices from the public sector will be closed during holidays in Peru and sometimes a day after or before the holiday depending on what day the holiday falls under for the year.

One of my favorite hobbies is reading novels and books. Every time I travel to Lima, Peru, I don’t miss an opportunity to visit a couple of bookstores and buy some books, mostly political but also some cooking books. With this post I will like to help you make your book shopping a safe and …

Traffic has always been a problem for many streets in Lima, Peru. The fact that the majority of buses, micros, combis and taxis stop anywhere they want to pick up passengers slows the flow of traffic. One of the few municipalities trying to improve traffic is the Municipality of Miraflores. Starting July 1st, 2009, there …

This is the second part of tips about public transportation in Lima, Peru. If you want to read the original article, go to 10 Tips about Public Transportation Part 1. Always remember visiting Peru is like visiting any other country or even your own country, there will be areas and things that you should not …

Public transportation in Lima consists primarily of buses, micros (minibus or microbus) and combis (small vans usually painted white with capacity for up to 20 people). This overwhelming vehicular fleet is omnipresent in Lima’s streets and mastering its secrets is a discipline based on trial and error. Lima in my personal opinion is not rental-car …

One of the many experiences a tourist will be faced to when traveling is to learn the country’s monetary system. In Peru, the currency is 100-based, meaning one “Nuevo Sol” is subdivided into 100 centimos.  El Nuevo Sol was first put in use on October 1st, 1991. One of the main differences with American dollar …

This is Part 2 of 2. Part 1: We are waiting for an airplane part… The good news, if any, is that when an airline cancels a flight it will try to reroute the most expensive tickets first. In the case of a person flying from let’s say, San Francisco to Houston to Lima, Peru, …