We had been expecting Lima and Miraflores to be noisy, chaotic, a bit risky and dirty. Well what a great surprise, Miraflores is about the cleanest, part of any South American city we have encountered. Our digs were in a really quiet suburb of Miraflores. The abundance of great restaurants was also welcome.
The Miraflores seafront Larco Mar, with its cliff to views and restaurants soon became one of our favourite places to chill out.
Pacific Vies from Larco Mar.
The Top end Hotels at Larco Mar
Vuture on a lamp post.
Miraflores was so nice we hardly ventured away from its clean quiet environ. The weather was also nice so all in all it was really nice.
Heading North to Huaraz we caught another overnight bus, just 8 hours this time but just as uncomfortable.
Huaraz should have been a bit of a haven, in fact with depressingly dull skies and near freezing temperatures it was a real dump. The nearby spectacular mountains hidden under thick layers of grey cloud. The City is a about the scruffiest, most polluted tip we have encountered so a complete contrast with Miraflores. To be honest Huarez in poor weather is a waste of time. The only consolation is the place is quite cheap so we were able to claw back some of our recent overspend, We also found a couple of half decent eateries so all was not bad.
The grey depressing Huaraz.
Dog on a cold tin roof Huaraz.
On our last day at breakfast time the sun came out and we were able to glimpse the spectacular scenery around Huaraz..... for about 15 minutes, then the cloud came down again.
Pics of the mountains around Huaraz from our breakfast balcony.
Next stop is Trujillo so we are hoping for a bit more warm weather.