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Lima, Peru

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  • Photo of Lima, Peru
  • Photo of Lima, Peru
  • Photo of Lima, Peru
  • Photo of Lima, Peru
  • Photo of Lima, Peru
Photo of Lima, Peru
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'Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this 'City of the Kings' was, until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. Many of its buildings, such as the Convent of San Francisco (the largest of its type in this part of the world), are the result of collaboration between local craftspeople and others from the Old World.'

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“Good eating in Lima”

I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s worth noting: my time in Lima was short. Very very short. However, I still managed to eat well. Very, very well. Peru, known for its crumbling ruins perched at the edge of a mountain, its alpaca clothin… Read more...

Written by  Jodi Ettenberg. Continue reading on legalnomads

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