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Lima, Peru.
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Lima, located on the central western coast of Peru, is the country’s cultural and business center. It is a large, noisy and polluted city, shrouded in a misty coastal fog called the “garua” for much of the year, and surrounded by an unimpressive landscape when compared to other parts of Peru. But it’s not as gloomy as it first appears. The locals are friendly, there are many important historical sites and quality museums to visit, and a variety of dining and entertainment options that make Lima a very interesting place to visit.

Lima does not have any gay specific hotels, inns or guesthouses to speak of. However, there are several gay friend international and local hotels, inns, guesthouses and smaller bed and breakfast accommodations for the gay and lesbian traveler to choose from. Rates and amenities vary so that there is plenty of choice depending on individual and tastes.

The Plaza de Armas is a great starting point for exploring Lima. Stand in the middle of this spacious and handsome square, by the 17th-centruy bronze fountain, and you are at the historic heart of the city. On the north side is the Government Palace, whilst the eastern side of the square is dominated by the cathedral, reconstructed many times due to earthquakes. Opposite the cathedral is the Municiplidad de Lima, or town hall.

Dining out is one of the great joys of visiting Lima. Just try the local comida criolla, which is spiced meats, seafood, or poultry, or sample the best in international cuisine to discover why. Popular with the locals are the Cebicherias, small restaurants specializing in fresh seafood. Chinatown, near the city center, is where Peruvian and Chinese cultures blend. The Chinese food here is excellent, and you can dine while admiring the Chinese Arch at Capon Street.

The business district of San Isidro and Miraflores are the main areas for shopping, restaurants, cafes and theatres. At the top end of Av. Larco is the Parque Kennedy, where artists sell paintings during the weekend. Next to the Pacifico Cinima is the Café Haiti, a prime spot for people-watching. Around the corner in Ricardo Palma, is the more upmarket Vivaldi Café. Walking down Diagonal, you will find great imported export-quality Peruvian coffee in the highly trendy Café Café and a little further on is a side street crammed with pizzerias with open-air tables.

Nightlife in Lima centers around the penas. Barranco, a neighbourhood of beautiful 19th-century architecture, located beside the municipal square, is the heart of the city's contemporary arts and nightlife. Miraflores is Lima's central cultural district where many fine restaurants, theatres, and galleries are located. There is even a casino at the Sheraton Lima where you can gamble into the early hours paying roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker, or the countless slot machines.

Several museums display and preserve Peru's golden past, including most notably the internationally famed Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia which houses the nation's most extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. The Museo de Oro or "Gold Museum" is a private museum, wholly devoted to displaying the legendary treasures of Peru's ancient, pre-Columbian civilizations. Its collection includes pieces from the fabulous golden treasure of the Incas.

The best time to visit Lima is from December to May, when humidity is relatively low and the sun shines most of the time. From June to November the weather becomes cloudy and humidity reaches 90 percent. The sun, however, is always shining in Chosica, about15 miles to the east and 2600 feet above sea level.

One final point, bullfighting is as much a part of Peruvian life as it is in Spain. In Lima, bullfighting is in the Spanish-style, meaning that the bull is killed in the end. The arena at the Plaza de Ancho in Rimac i

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