Built on a desert coast, Lima retains the name La Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings), long after the time of a Spanish royal presence.
It’s a place of contradictions – trees growing out of roofs of buildings. A contemporary eatery overlooking the ruins of a huaca or ancient burial ring. One block could be sunny, and the next blanketed in a deep fog. The scent of calla lilies linger in a cloud of diesel fume. The sound of the ocean can be heard beneath the rumble of this dynamic and culturally rich city.