Time Flew By In Peru
It was about time I spent a little time in the Southern Hemisphere. My trip to Peru was so very cool on so many levels. Starting off in style at the Oneworld Lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. A relaxing place to unwind and relax before your flight.
The onboard experience on LATAM’s business class was great! Fully flat seats covered in down seat covers and a lovely duvet. Personal noise-canceling headsets and entertainment and an adorable amenity bag with black and white strips including L’Occitane lip balm, hand cream, sleep mask, socks, toothbrush, and toothpaste. I arrived well-rested and ready to go! On an overnight flight, business class is the way to go.
We checked into the Country Club Lima Hotel, a classic historic hotel built in 1904 in the heart of Lima’s San Isidro, the only Peruvian member of Leading Hotels of the World. They were having a cars and coffee event when we arrived with great classic cars and plenty of onlookers. The hotel also boasts ongoing art installations in the hallways of the property. Keeping with the rich history, it is legend that they make the very best Pisco Sours in the city.
Our ground excursions were fabulous! We visited a few local museums. Housed in old-style mansions, Pedro de Osma Museum was full of interesting religious art. Next door is the Mario Testino Museum, which is more modern pop culture. Mario Testino is a famous fashion photographer, and the museum has a permanent exhibition of his best photos. It’s such fun and cool atmosphere.
Did you know Peru is a top food destination in South America? The country is very serious about food. I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Tragaluz Restaurant in the Belmond Miraflores Park. We also visited the Hotel B, a Relais & Chateaux property, and enjoyed a fun cocktail class along with a fabulous dinner.
We toured other areas of Lima including Parque del Amor and the Barranco and Miraflores districts.
After a LATAM flight from Lima to Iquitos, my cruise began, which I’ll discuss in my next blog post!
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