It surprises me that it took traveling to Lima three times before I finally saw the raw, colorful beauty of this city.
The first time I traveled to Peru last year was quite a culture shock, bracing ourselves more than enough times while sitting through traffic, hoping no car or bus would collide with us. The chaotic traffic conditions were more than enough to enduce a heart attack.
This time around was about discovering Lima as a whole.
After peeling back the many layers of Lima, from its nauseating diesel fumes and gritty streets, to its dreary weather which often times put me in a dismal mood, its raw beauty finally revealed itself to me.
However, what I’ve come to really love about this city, aside from its cuisine, are the colorful houses, colonial buildings, and other important landmarks. The vivid colors truly pop out, bringing about an incredible contrast against the gray skies that endlessly hover over the city.