Lima, la cité des Rois - Tour avec Arturo - Lima City Tour with Arturo




Petit Historique de la Ville de Lima 

Lville de Lima, également connue sous le nom de " Cité des Rois", fut fondée le 6 janvier 1535 sur les rives du fleuve Rimac par le conquistador Fransisco Pizarro pour les bonnes conditons géographiques et stratégiques du lieu. Le mot "Lima" vient de Rimac, vocable Quechua signifiant "bavard". Durant la vice-royauté, entre les XVIème et XVIIème siècles, Lima devint la plus importante et la plus puissante ville de cette partie du continent, étant au centre de toutes les activités commerciales et culturelles. Le 28 juillet 1821, suite à la chute de la vice-royauté et à une série de mouvements politiques d' émancipation, le général José de San Martin proclama l'indépendance du Pérou initiant ainsi l' étape républicaine...


Short History of the City of Lima 
Lima, also known as "The Royal city", was founded on 6th January 1535 on the banks of the river Rimac by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro since the site presented good geographical and strategic qualities. The word "Lima" comes from Rimac, which in the Quechua language means "Talkative". At the time of the Viceroyalty, between the 16th and 17th centuries, Lima became the most important and the most powerful city of this side of South America, being the centre of all commercial and cultural activities. On 28th July 1821, following the fall of the viceroyalty and the spread of pro'independence political movements, General Jose de San Martin proclaimed the independence of Peru, thus commencing the Republican period.






                        Yoann y Mathieu avec tout les enfants sur la place central de Lima
Yoann and Mathieu, together with the children in Lima's main square


                              Our guests getting to know the cuy that is part of Peruvian diet.





Our guests getting to know the cuy that is part of Peruvian diet.




Checking out the Serpent Cream. A healing cream for sore muscles and much more. Crocodile skull, the body of the snake, and plants and flowers from the jungle, all soak together to later go into the cream.

Arturo and two guests drinking the jugo de rana (frog juice), tradicional drink that is believed to have many health benefits

                    Group gathered before the tour start in Lima center, everybody aound the tuk-tuk


                  Having choclo con queso (corn with cheese) typical Peruvian breakfast


                  Maiz morado, typical kind of corn used in the preparation of the dink chicha


                                                               At the animal market




Anticuchos can be found on street-carts and street food stalls (anticucheras). The meat may be marinated invinegar and spices (such as cuminají pepper and garlic). While anticuchos can be made of any type of meat, the most popular are made of beef heart (anticuchos de corazón). Anticuchos often come with a boiled potato or bread on the end of the skewer



                                          A typical Peruvian desert called Champus caliente

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