The coast of Lima city is so different from any I have seen. It is much more dramatic. And there are only rocks when you go out on the water, not sand. The main sport here is surfing. People actually go south or north for beaching. My favorite part has to be that the only way down to the beach is walking many many steps down from city level.
In Lima, Peru, near the National Stadium, is a huge, magically lit, water park where everyone goes to play in the water on hot summer nights.
Lucia de la Puente is the gallery where every up-and-coming Peruvian artist wants an exhibition. Some of the top modern artists in the country, such as Ramiro Llona and Mariella Agois, show here. Paseo Sáenz Peña 206, 51/(0) 1477-9740, gluciadelapuente.com. Photo by David Nicolas Giraldo. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.
I had a fabulous afternoon with my one on one cooking class at Sky Kitchen (http://www.yurac.de/), Peru in the heart of the Miraflores District of Lima. I enjoyed my time cooking with Chef Yurac learning a few things new & of course the beautiful culinary flavors of the local dishes that make Lima the food capital of South America. It was well worth my time to explore something non traditional from the average site seeing that any traveler will do, cooking at Sky Kitchen allowed me to get to see a part of the culture that I wouldn't necessary see walking on the streets, but rather let me enjoyed culture from the inside of a home.
Some of the best bands in Peru play at this dive bar. It also holds an annual film festival. This year, I’m applying to screen my short film about the Peruvian sea, Madre Mar [Mother Sea]. Avenida Bolognesi 307, 51/(0) 1247-1012, lanoche.com.pe. Photo by David Nicolas Giraldo. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.
Everyone in Lima knows Canta Rana—some consider it the best cevichería in the city. The owners’ son has a spot in the main market called Canta Ranita where the ceviche is just as good, and even though it’s a stall, the place has tons more personality. I especially like their sudado [a fish dish made with lime and tomatoes]. Mercado el Capullo, Jr. Unión 147. Photo by David Nicolas Giraldo. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.