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The website Price of Travel, famous in the budget traveler scene, just recently published a list of the cheapest cities to travel for backpackers ("124 World cities by price: Backpacker Index for 2014"). This list shows Cuzco on position 23 with a required daily budget of US$ 27.03 for a dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel, 3 budget meals, 2 public transportation rides, 1 paid cultural attraction and 3 cheap beers while Lima can be found on position 34 worldwide with a required daily budget of US$ 31.30.

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We have read some reports in the media about the total seismic events recorded in Peru for the year 2013. Most of these statistics only include data with earthquakes that were felt by the population. The Peruvian Institute of Geophysics (IGP - Instituto Geofisico del Peru) published a report with a total 217 seismic activities for last year.

Peru is situated along the boundary of two tectonic plates: the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate. The interface between these two plates is located near the Peruvian coast. At a rate of about 50 mm (2 inches) per year the South American Plate is moving towards the Pacific Ocean over the Nazca Plate. That may not sound a lot but it is enough to put huge strain on the Earth's crust. The pressures are periodically released through earthquakes.

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In the continuous fight against counterfeit bills, the Peruvian National Bank issued a "new" S /. 100 banknote (circulation started on the 18th of December 2013). However, the only visible change is the vertical "100" value which is now finer in details and printed like on the previous bills with OVI technology (OVI = Optically Variable Ink).

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Don't expect Alcoholic Beverages to be served

The mayor for metropolitan Lima, Susana Villarán, was actually known for wanting to „clean up" the city, fight corruption and trying to solve Lima's chaotic traffic situation. Seems she got on the wrong side of some people. After a months-long smear campaign for alleged inefficiency and corruption Susana Villarán had to face a recall referendum in March 2013. While she survived the attempt to drive her out of office, 22 of the 40 city council members, including the deputy mayor weren't so lucky.

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A Service Dog Partner's Dream Come True

Working in the hospitality sector you get to meet so many interesting people and sometimes when establishing a closer contact with them you hear about incredible experiences and details about their personal lives. Understandably for privacy reasons you are never able to share them with anyone.

Meeting Davis and Booster was a completely different story! I am really touched by their personalities and it is in honor that they agreed to share their story on LimaEasy with YOU:

© Story by Davis Hawn & Booster for LimaEasy
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A picture is worth a thousand words... – So what about a video?

It is so difficult to describe a place adequately and even when including some pictures it's not "alive". As part of an experiment we created "LimaEasy on the Go" that will show selected places in Lima as video sequences.

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A Convention for Comic Enthusiasts

Fans of Comics and Cartoons pay attention!

This weekend the Contemporary Art Museum in Barranco houses the Lima Comics 2013, a convention with quite an extensive program that is all about comics and cartoons. Fun for the whole family and fans of the comic scene is guaranteed. Expect as well meetings, lectures and conversations with local (and some latinamerican and europaen) authors, graphic artists, animators, collectors and like-minded people, autograph sessions and the sale of comics and action figures.

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The EU finally decided: Pisco has its Origins in Peru

After an age-old dispute between Chile and Peru about the origin of Pisco the European Union has finally decided: the geographical origin of the fruit brandy produced by the fermentation of grapes and following distillation is the city of Pisco around 250 km south of Lima and thus Peru the birthplace of the alcoholic beverage produced and popular in both countries.

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Once a Year Caral is beautifully lit up

Once a year Caral, considered at least for the moment the oldest urban center in the Americas and one of the oldest civilizations of the world, is beautifully lit up. Located 200 km north of Lima Caral was built by the Norte Chico civilization about 5000 years ago and accommodated more than 3000 people.

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 A great source for information when travelling to Peru

Many times we are getting questions from our visitor on how the weather will be in a specific region of the country during their visit. This is a difficult question to answer as the climate of Peru is incredible diverse, with a large variety of climates and microclimates, including 28 of the 32 world climates.

A very good example for the presence of a multitude of microclimates is the capital Lima itself. There are big differences between the districts directly on the coast and those that are further away to the east (detailed information to this topic can be found on our Weather & Climate info for Lima).

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