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  1. Miraflores - where you'll find the hostels in Lima

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 1 Comments

    Miraflores - where you'll find the hostels in Lima

    Oct212009

    Easily Lima's best-known neighbourhood (and safest reportedly) is Miraflores. This is where Albergue Miraflores House is located. It’s also where you’ll find most of the hostels in Lima.

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  2. Some Peruvian delicacies

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Some Peruvian delicacies

    Oct172009

    Looking back over my first blog post from Lima, it has occurred to me that I never told you about the food I had here. Francis took me to try some on my first day here to a restaurant called El Bolivariano...

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  3. Hostelworld's last night in Lima

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Oct172009

    I am now in Cusco. This is the base town for trips to Machu Pichu. But this post isn’t about that. It’s about Lima and its nightlife. Miraflores and Baranco are the districts to visit. Make no mistake about it.

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  4. The islands near Lima

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    The islands near Lima

    Oct172009

    As Lima is located on the coast, it may come as no surprise that there are some islands nearby. On my last day in Lima I went out to see to check them out on a tour along with Francis, Stan and Abby, Kenny and Crystal from San Francisco, and Sebastian fro

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  5. Lima by night

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    Lima by night

    Oct172009

    Last night I went on an open top bus tour of Lima. The capital of Peru looks quite impressive at night it has to be said. The tour is called the Mirabus and departs from Lima. It passes by the city’s main sights like Plaza de Armas but also visit Ci

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  6. Day two in Lima - Plaza de Armas and other main sights

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    Day two in Lima - Plaza de Armas and other main sights

    Oct172009

    Having been to Asian cities before, and Marrakech more recently, Lima hasn’t been as big a culture shock as it could’ve been. Traffic is manic like in other cities I’ve been to and, and there are people trying to sell you stuff everywher

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  7. Hostelworld.com has touched down in South America!

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Hostelworld.com has touched down in South America!

    Oct142009

    Not sure if you've noticed before, but Hostelworld.com doesn't have any free pocket guides, podcasts or videos for South America. That is all going to change though.

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  8. Check out our 'How to save money in London' video

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Oct132009

    In Hostelworld.com's latest 'How to save money in...' travel video you'll find out how to save money when buying West End tickets in London...

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  9. Free Pisa Pocket Guide now live on site

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Free Pisa Pocket Guide now live on site

    Oct122009

    On my trip to Pisa I visited the iconic Leaning Tower and tried lots of tasty Tuscan dishes. From this trip, I've put together one of our free PDF guides...

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  10. Last day in San Sebastian

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 0 Comments

    Last day in San Sebastian

    Oct092009

    On my last day in San Sebastian I've visited more of the city's top attractions including Monte Igeldo, the Chillida-Leku Museum and more...

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