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Thrift Store Shopping Trend Grows in Lima

by admin on July 14, 2011

Americans can find good deals on a variety of items while shopping in Peru, and now fashionistas with a flair for vintage finds have two new options for shopping in Lima. Antik Vintage in Miraflores specializes in giving vintage clothes alterations that bring them up to date with today’s fashion standards. Peruvian bloggers love the treasures at Antik Vintage, and the store’s popularity is also spreading by word of mouth. Las Traperas is a pop-up fair filled with vintage styles for both men and women, promoting reducing, reusing and recycling. The next fair will run from July 16th through July 24th in Barranco. Both of these options bring vintage style to Lima, and give travelers a new place to find unique souvenirs during trips to Peru.

Barranco is all about Music, Food and Art

by admin on December 4, 2008

Barranco is one of the loveliest parts of Lima, Peru. The area is positioned on a cliff overlooking the ocean which gives you the chance to see gorgeous sunsets. Barranco is full of picturesque parks, such as the Parque Principal. The district is also home to the famous Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs, which is a walkway over the Bajada de los Banos, a pathway which leads from Barranco down to the ocean. Barranco has many shops and galleries filled with the work of local artists. A favorite to visit is the Galeria Lucia de le Puenta. Barranco is also full of excellent restaurants, such as La Noche. The nightclub scene here is also a great deal of fun, though I must admit that I may have passed that age when dancing til the wee hours of the morning holds a lot of appeal. But the young – and the young at heart Peruvians – are as happy as can be with this attraction. I find myself attracted to the corner cafes with wonderful Peruvian sweets, which are the delicacies of the country as far as I’m concerned. Ah, to eat in Peru…