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Knowing the Barranco neighborhood in Lima

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When I was little, the only trip I made a year was to go to my parents' town in August. In Seat 124 we used to go to my parents, my brothers, sometimes to my grandmother and loaded to the top of luggage on the N-V road, which at that time was not a highway. We almost never traveled by train, but when we had to do it, we always arrived at the station two or three hours before "just in case", although the train always ended up leaving with a lot of delay.

Having grown up with that chip, I always arrive at the airports almost three hours before the flight leaves. I guess that is why it is not surprising that he has never lost a plane or that he has never suffered the dreaded over-booking, since, as a general rule, flights leave on time or late. Or so I thought until that morning ... Because in the Arequipa airportfor the first time in my life the flight left with 40 minutes in advance. Luckily we went very soon, because if not, we would have lost it!

Fourteen days after our arrival in Peru, we set foot on the airport Lime. We hire one of the "safe" taxis at the counters inside the terminal and ask the taxi driver to take us to our accommodation. I had many doubts about the neighborhood where I was. Many travelers recommend looking for accommodation in the Miraflores areabut finally we decided to do it in Ravine, because in that area we found a B&B with very good references. He 3B Barranco's Bed & Breakfast proved to be a great success. It occupies a whole new building and is in the area of ​​art galleries. Ours was a double room with a bathroom and on one wall it had a vinyl of a world map. Nor made to post.

There are still vestiges of the old Barranco neighborhood. Despite the luxury buildings and art galleries of Sáez Peña Street, we can find old houses painted bright colors near the municipal park. It is a Saturday afternoon in the summer and children play in the park. A few meters from the square is the Bridge of Sighs, where they say that the city lovers meet, and from there you can see the street Descent from the baths, which ends at Barranco beach.

The vast majority of houses in the Bajada de los Baños are old colonial buildings that have now been transformed into bars or restaurants, all painted with bright colors and full of music. Barranco is the bohemian neighborhood of artists and designers. Although it is also a young neighborhood where people go for a walk and have a drink.

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