In this second post, I wanted to talk a little bit more about the district of Lima in which I am staying for the semester, Miraflores.
Miraflores is one of the more touristy districts within’ Lima Province with restaurants, bars, cafés, nightclubs, and plenty of shopping too of course. San Isidro and Barranco are neighbors to Miraflores, just a short bus ride away. Additionally, La Huaca Pucllana, which is a pre-Incan ruin is located in Miraflores and at the beginning of my program I had the opportunity to take a tour of this archaeological site. I wish I could share some photos I took during my tour at La Huaca Pucllana but unfortunately, my phone with the pictures from la Huaca got stolen during a bus ride into school one morning last month. I guess this just gives me a reason to go back to visit la Huaca at some point during the next two months while I am still here!
One of my personal favorite spots to go to in Miraflores has to be Parque Kennedy, which is literally a five minute walk away from where my house is located. I love spending weekends walking through the park and looking at the exhibitions that are going on. There is also an amphitheatre towards the center of the park where often times you’ll find music playing and couples dancing.
By far, one of the best parts about living in Miraflores and specifically where my house is located has to be the view of the Pacific ocean. This is a view that I realized I haven’t really been taking full advantage of during my time here just yet, which is probably due to the fact that it’s still been pretty chilly here in Lima. However, as it warms up I am sure that I will start to seriously appreciate how close my house is to the water.
Picture time now! Take a look below to see some photographs of the places I’ve been spending my time at while here in Miraflores: