"Crazy Lima" Lima by TooTallFinn24
Lima Travel Guide: 1,226 reviews and 2,774 photos
Arrived in the Lima Harbor. Took a taxi downtown which was an experience. The traffic in Lima and the drivers are crazy! The size of the City is so enormous it feels almost as large as Mexico City with worse traffic. The air quality was also bad and stunk with the fumes of gasoline and diesel.
However I must say there was never a dull moment on that taxi ride downtown. Got dropped in Centro De Lima. My first reaction was what an incredible grouping of historical buildings.
Lima in the 17th century was always threatened by pirates and raiders. So between the time of 1684 to 1687 extensive walls were built as fortifications around the city. Unfortunately in 1687 a massive earthquake destroyed much of the City including the City walls.
- Pros:Great Architecture and Historical Sites
- Cons:Congested and Polluted
- In a nutshell:You'll Either Love it or Hate It!
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