Is Lima Peru worth a trip? The short answer is YES!


I know a lot of people only stop in Lima because that’s where their international flight arrives and then it is onto Cusco. As I have said before there is more to Peru than Machu Picchu.

So what is there to do in Lima? Eat is my answer.

I had the pleasure of eating at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world right in Lima. Maido is a top rated restaurant and worth every penny.


I started off the meal with an amuse bouche that was almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.


Next I had a scallop sushi.  This was also delicious but didn’t really go with the rest of my order.  I had decided that I wanted to try as many little plates as possible and this was good.


My main course was the octopus that was grilled with vegetables.  This was amazing.  I kept taking a bite saying this is so delicious.  And then another bite and another.  So good.


Next I had the pork rib lettuce cups which again were good but I was still drooling over the octopus.


And for dessert I had the bird’s nest mousse.  White chocolate with cotton candy and just beautifully presented.

I once again stayed at the Tierra Viva Hotels in Miraflores. This was my favourite hotel chain in Peru. Nice, clean, comfortable rooms and a great price. 


If you decide to make a stop in Lima I highly recommend Maiko.  I would also like to share the new Lima Airport bus that I took from Lima to the airport.  It is less than $10 and picks up at 7 stops in Miraflores.  Such a convenient way to get to the airport with free wifi on board and an absolutely comfortable ride.  Thanks Lima Airport Express for the lift!

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As always all opinions are my own. 

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