All posts tagged: lima

3 restaurants in Lima- Astrid y Gaston, La Mar and Tr3s Cocina Peruana

Here are 3 restaurant tips from Lima Peru (higher class). I have wrote and shown picture from two of them before, Astrid y Gaston and La Mar. Astrid y Gaston – Casa Moreyra To make a reservation for the tasting menu, use the online reservation. Check out the webpage for a map to the restaurant. The number one restaurant in Lima Peru spells Astrid y Gaston. This is the restaurant I have written severals times about and also the restaurant my boyfriend had a three months intership at. This restaurant serves traditional Peruvian cusine with a modern twist. The entire family had dinner there once and then had the 27 course tasting menu. The food is served on for the occasion and menu special designed china that is formed as for example a snake or tree. Cost is around 1500 SEK per person, around 180 dollars depending on the exchange rate. This is in European measures a very priceworthy meal since this includes wine and high class food. If you know that you are heading …

A blogging challenge: 10 travel pictures

This is a photochallenge that started at a Finish blogger called Journey Diary – matkablogi, was translated and continued at Swedish bloggers at first at Mary Af Rövarhamn and continued at for example Halloj Världen,  Fantasiresor, Freedomtravel and Dryden. Now translated and continues into English from me, at least, and maybe more! Here is my contribution! Update 150504 – Now translated into German. 1. A plane wing. 2. The picture that was a mistake but turned out very well.  3. The travel picture that makes you very happy. 4. The nature picture.  5. A picture from high above. 6. The postcard picture.  7. A picture of the travelgroup. 8. – Enjoying yourself below the palm- image 9. The goodmorning picture.  10. The favorite city.

The view of Lima.

When writing the guest post on Machu Picchu for Resia I went through the archive of photos from Peru. Checking out my shots from Lima I found some not earlier releast photos of the view from Miraflores/Barranco down on the below beach. What a view huh? I was probably thinking that I was saving them for later and then forget about them. That´s life huh!?:) Are at the moment planning some post about trips I made earlier in life as London in 1997, haha, the photos are developed and not digitial (smiling when thinking about it) and also some more about thailand (with iPhone 3) but also Madrid and Turkey. Have a lot in the archive and just need to write them. But for this weeks contributions to the travelpart of this blog I give you the view from Barranco in Lima. Lima is a stunning city in so many ways. The fog enhances the view (don´t you think)? Well, most people don´t like the fog of Lima but I must say that I did. …

10 things to do in Lima- My guide to Lima

It took me a little longer than expected but here are my tips for a good TIME (with camera) in Lima using the TIME-list and adding my own tips.   1-4. Activities worth doing 1. Go to a fruitmarket. Close to where we lived in the area Los Olivos we had a market, I called it a fruit market but they sold both fruit, meat and fish. I went to this market several times and the photo possibilities are endless. So much fruit, so much color and so much fun. You get to the market in Los Olivos by first taking the Metropolitano (the fast transfer bus system with few lines in Lima) and then a cab or the local bus. The local bus system is special and you need to ask the locals about which number or bus to take. Besides the photo possibilities you also find an amazing range of fruit and vegetables. A lot of the fruit I was not familiar to before and not all of us know them. Fruits/vegetables like Maracuya …

10 things to do in Lima- post 6- Government Palace and Plaza de Armas

Continuing my series about Lima with the Government Palace and Plaza de Armas in a 6th post about the Times List of 10 things to do in Lima. In a way, it feels like I´m rewriting my post about the Church of San Fransisco since they are pretty close by but this is another place.   Plaza de Armas, where the government palace also is  situated holds many treasures. I never visited the inside of the government palace, and as said by the Times article, it is restricted and only for special tours, what now that means. This is a bit boring and a minus for the overall experience of the place. A place I visited more than once on the other hand was the Artesania shops (crafts). But for some basic knowledge. On Plaza de Armas you have the following: Basic knowledge 1. Government Palace North side of Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru; 51-(0)1-311-3908 More Info 2. Cathedral of Lima East side of Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru; 51-(0)1-427-9647 or 51-(0)1-426-7056 3. Peruvian House of Literature Jr. Ancash 207, Lima, Peru; 51-(0)1-426-2573 More Info The times articles …

10 things to do in Lima- Post 5- Parque de la Reserva – the water park.

Number 10 on the times list and post 5- The Magic Water Circuit or Parque de la Reserva in Lima. From times article- ”The Magic Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua) is the city’s newest attraction, and locals and tourists agree it’s surprisingly awesome. Check it out for yourself.” 1. Magic Water Circuit Parque de la Reserva, Block 5 of Av. Petit Thouars, Lima, Peru Above used links are from the Time article. Basic knowledge Cost: $1.50. Opening hours: The fountains are open Wednesday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The park is a huge garden with fountains, train, a tunnel, art exhibitions and so forth. It is situated in downtown Lima, close to the tourism quarters. To get here you can walk, take the bus (the Metropolitano and jump of by the Estadio Nacional, the football stadium). It is next to the arena so there will be no problem finding the place. A good tip that Times give here is to go after the sun has set to see the water show. So did I. For …

GUEST POST: LIMA, “SHE STUNNED ME.”- on TERENCE S JONES – A GUY WITH A CAMERA

  Go to the post and look at a collection of all photos from my Lima visit. Terrence is a professional photographer, working at different projects. He runs the blog Terrence Jones- A guy with a camera as a side project. Take a look at his blog and projects while your at it! Katarina   Lima, “she stunned me.” by Katarina Wohlfahrt.  A few weeks ago I came across Katarina’s blog, which is a very nice mix of writing and photography. After spending quite some time on her blog I asked her whether she would be interested in doing a guest post and she agreed. So enjoy her story of Lima – and don’t forget to check out her blog. — TSJ It is interesting how hard it is to be a photographer sometimes. I mean, when it comes to choosing among the photos you have taken. Most times I just bring them all.   Terence, or for you who know him as “a guy with a camera”, asked me if I couldn´t do a guestpost on his …

The travel year of 2014

My traveling year started of big by going to Peru for  three months. Before going i bought my new camera that I tested extensively before going, shown here, here and here and in Peru I used it for my master thesis. Photo have become one of my biggest interest and I take photos all day. You who follow me on a regular basis know this of course. In Peru I did all kinds of stuff. I went to a watershow and a fruitmarket in Lima. I shopped all kind of clothes preferably ”hecho en peru” (made in Peru) and crafts as ponchos and hats and at the same time reflecting on my consumption or me as a consumer. Me shopping crafts in the historic centre of Lima. One of the great things about traveling is being abel to get new experiences and reflect upon the differences you see but also the similarities and possibilities that arise in a new country. I will always remember Lima as the city of love where people kissed and hugged eachother all day but also all the fantastic food. Visiting the restaurant La Mar and Astrid …

10 things to do in Lima- Post 4- Church of San Fransisco

Better late than never. The third on Times list and forth on mine, is the church of San Fransisco. Of course I visited the San Fransisco church when I was in Lima for three months. A colonial church of great magnitude which I gladely visit again if I ever return, which I will, or hope I will. The church is very close to Plaza de armas, maybe 2 minutes walk. As the text on Time, 10 things to do in Lima tells us about the church, ”Most people go to San Francisco, however, for its catacombs”, as did I. ”Tour guides say an estimated 75,000 bodies are buried under San Francisco alone, and many of the remains are exposed, stacked in strange patterns in circular stone pits. A catacomb tour is not for the squeamish or the claustrophobic.” says Time. This is correct, or this is the information I was given as well.’ Looking at the above picture, the catacombs are to the left and the entrance to the right are one of the main entrances …

Machu Picchu soon coming up.

Me and Martin booked our trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu and will be there at the 22-25 of may, which it this week Thursday. I added a countdown widget to the left just for fun. For the time being. Enjoy some black and white photos I took Saturday in the district Rimac in Lima. Katarina Taken with my Canon 5D, 24-105 mm Canon lens and edited in Lightroom.

Astrid y Gaston- Casa Moreyra

Finally we wen´t for dinner at Astrid y Gaston, the restaurant Martin has been working on for two months. And what a restaurant. It is the best I ever had. History Astrid y Gaston is the worlds 18th best restaurant and have newly updated from it´s old quarters in Miraflores and are situated in San Isidro, the business quarters of Lima. The name Astrid y Gaston, means what it is saying, Astrid and Gaston. Gaston is Perus famous chef that have given the Peruvian cuisine world status, and Astrid is his wife. The house, is of old colonial style which where owned by the people who owned San Isidro, and the name is Casa Hasienda Moreyra. The food There is four different kitchens and three restaurant within Casa Moreyra. We had the tasting menu of 27 courses, that take the customer all over Peru´s different regions (the coast, the mountains and the jungle) and their respective cuisine. It is an extraordinary experience where the food is perfect and well thought true. It is well balanced …

IN THE FOOTSTEP OF CLIMATE CHANGE – ONE LARGE CITY, ONE HUGE CONTRAST

Forgot to publish this in March, just published the photostory of Independencia, but I also wrote a feature with pictures about the water situation in Lima and Peru. Hope you find it interesting! Arriving in Lima, the humid heated city air hit you straight in the face at Jorge Chavez airport, making you realize that you are no longer in a cold country of zero degrees and misty surroundings of Arlanda airport, Stockholm. Even though there are differences, Sweden and Lima share the common threat, a changing climate and what that entail. Walking the streets of a mega city is so much different from being in small country like Sweden, where there is no mega city as far as the eye can reach. In Lima 8,5 million (figure from 2007) people live their everyday life, the second biggest desert city next to Kairo. But the thing special about Lima, is the climate. The humid foggy air definitively makes a difference, something you notice, this and the fact that it is not as warm as you …

Peru: Buying a folklore suit.

Today we wen´t shopping early morning for a folklore suit, which I had told Elia that I wanted one. We found them in the district of Rimac. At the first picture you see me in my second alpacka poncho, in black n white. We had to look for some time before we found one in the size L. Most people just look at me and say no. Some laugh. Have no idea why. There is a lot of different dresses from all regions in Peru. I choosed the Cusco dress. I really love the falda (skirt) with the colored stripes. the jacket is also a favorite I will wear during the summer in Sweden with a pair of blue jeans. Well, the total outfit isn´t that easy to pull off. Traditional clothing rarely is. The whole outfit costed 150 soles, like 350 sek and 70 dollars? Not exactly correct, but something like that. Supercheap! The mannequins, doesn´t really help do they? Also bought the traditional shoes they wear in the Andes for 7 soles. like 18 …

Turning 15 in Peru – Quinceanera

Just finished editing around 500 pics from a party I attended last weekend. *puh*. Yes I do take a lot of pictures, I know that. Had to empty my computer on old films and audiopieces today since it didn´t fit in to my back-up due to I had to prioritize the films of my interviews with the journalists and so forth. Feels important to back-up these things. But from this I learned that is takes almost one day doing a 500 gb backup. Good to know since I tend to be a time optimist when it comes to these technical computer stuff. Well the 15 year party in Peru is what I believe is something similar to Sweet 16n in USA. I think, I´m not sure, that it has to do with being introduced to the society. This is a girl only event, boys do this when they are 18 if I understand it right, and don´t think that it is half as important then. Well, as shown by the photos it was a biiiig …

The adventure continues (interviewing for my thesis)

Met yet another environmental journalist named Barbara Fraser at the Lighthouse in Miraflores. (As I told yesterday I met Elie Gardner and Oscar Durand, multimedia journalists). A very uplifting conversation took place with a woman of great environmental knowledge and spirit. This interview is part of my master thesis as well. Stay tuned. Afterwards me and Martin had ”lunche” at Larcomar where we came across this fruit. Never had it before. The name is Grenadine. I´m not sure of the spelling, but googled it and came across similar pics so I think I did good. Always trust google right? Will get back to you with a longer photostory of my first Sweet 16n, that is a Sweet 15n in Peru. But now I am totally exhausted and need to process the discoveries of the day. Sleep tight! Katarina Canon 5D, fruit on table, 24-105 mm Canon Lens, no photo ed.

One day full of adventures.

Today I had the most exiting day. In the morning me and Martin and me took the bus to San Isidro to meet up with two environmental journalist, Elie Gardner and Oscar Durand, both with webpages in their name, for an interview for my final project of my studies. I was planning for one hour at the most, but good company made it into 3 hours! So much interesting to talk about and so much stuff for my thesis! Warm and beaten by all interesting talk me and Martin decided for a walk to the nearest restaurant and found 100% recycled sofas on the way. So fun. Of course it was necessary with a photo or two. Canon 5D, 24-105 mm, no photo editing. After a quick lunch at Pizza Hut we stayed in the cat-park once again and shared an ice-cream with this cutie. Meeting up Elia for some Artisan shopping for the family back home, we came across this carnival. So much surprises in Lima. Well we finally found Elia, checked out the Gastronomic …