Terrorism scares people from traveling, but it is traveling that is one of the greatest weapons we have against the fears and discriminations that partially create terrorism.
When people hear "Peru" most of them instantly think of Machu Picchu, and indeed, it is the country's biggest tourist attraction.
However, what impresses people almost as much as Machu Picchu, and certainly wins the award for best surprise, is how much they love Lima. Yes, Lima.
Like in many places around the world, if you go to Lima for work, you may not love it. Come with Zoom Vacations, and if you are like our other travelers, you will find yourself saying, "I cannot believe how much I like Lima!"
The colonial square and heart of Lima is simply stunning, and it has some truly fabulous hotels, such as the one we use, which is located on a cliff, over a surfer Beach in Miraflores, an upscale area in Lima.
Lima boasts some of the best restaurants in the world, and is home to where I had one of the best meals of my life. It is also the epicenter for one of my favorite dishes: ceviche. Nobody creates this dish like Peruvians-- no one, and in Lima, cevicherias are almost as common as coffee places are here!
There are incredible museums, many which contain pre-columbian artifacts and works of art that will leave you spellbound.
If you hate the rain, then you are particularly in luck, as Lima only gets about four inches of rain a year. Despite the low rainfall, the city remains green, due to its location on flat terrain of the Peruvian coastal plain, within the valleys of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin rivers.
Join Zoom Vacations owner, Joel Cabrera, as he leads you this November through one of our favorite countries. Let him share his love of Lima with you, and see if you, like other past travelers, fall in love with this city.
But all of these things are what make India so fascinating and captivating. It is the constant juxtaposition of two opposing things: centuries-old buildings next to very modern architecture, and ancient recipes reimagined with ingredients from around the world. It is Bollywood with all of its glamour, wealth, and physical beauty next to people who have very little, and whose inner light and happiness shine brighter than any of the colorful dances of Bollywood.
Few countries are as culturally intact as Guatemala, and it is i m bued with a gay sensibility that is appreciated by even the most critical of travelers. While no city in Guatemala offers a huge gay community, evidence suggests that gay hands have been at work here over the centuries, shaping Guatemala into a traveler’s paradise.
The fact is it can be very difficult to stick to our fitness regimen while we travel. We have an entirely new schedule, our sleeping patterns change, and we’re busy having fun and eating everything in sight. And the real challenge is who wants to travel to the world’s most beautiful places, only to spend hours of your day in the gym?