Lima limón

El país que me vio nacer! 

While I was still in high school, I would go back to Perú every summer break to visit my family. After I started college, it became harder to travel (since after graduating, I had to start #adulting and pay for my own plane tickets... thanks mom).
Then, wanting to explore other places became my priority and visiting Perú wasn't at the top of my list anymore (I know, shame on me).

After 13 years, I finally went back. There was a lot that had changed, but all the familiarity rushed back the minute I set foot at Jorge Chavez (the airport in Lima).

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Chorrillos

Chorrillos

Centro de Lima

Centro de Lima

On a Sunday, we took a ride to Centro Histórico de Lima, which is where most of the oldest architecture (Colonial) still lives.

One of the "balcones de Lima" in Plaza Mayor

One of the "balcones de Lima" in Plaza Mayor

By chance, we passed by the Casa O'Higgins cultural center and saw they were having an awesome exhibit called "Vestida para Danzar" (Dressed to Dance). This gallery was showing the traditional outfits from the different Peruvian cities. 

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Palacio de Gobierno: Some kids gather around to see the "change of command" of the guards (something that happens every day at noon) and it's a whole ordeal.

Palacio de Gobierno: Some kids gather around to see the "change of command" of the guards (something that happens every day at noon) and it's a whole ordeal.

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That's part of my family. The woman on the right is my oldest aunt. She LOVES to collect plates from different countries... We always joke that the wall will eventually fall from all the weight. Fun fact* Those damn plates have survived like 20 earthquakes. 

That's part of my family. The woman on the right is my oldest aunt. She LOVES to collect plates from different countries... We always joke that the wall will eventually fall from all the weight. Fun fact* Those damn plates have survived like 20 earthquakes. 

We celebrated my aunt's birthday while we were there; it was a great night full of laughter and reminiscing. Until I woke up the next morning nauseous asf because I had eaten pretty much everything and anything that came my way the day before. 

In the background you can see a miniature replica of a "Balcón de Lima" 

In the background you can see a miniature replica of a "Balcón de Lima"