As I mentioned in my first impressions post of the Peruvian capital of Lima, my time spent there was unfortunately very brief. There was so much I missed out on, primarily in the way of food and sights. It couldn’t be helped and excluding my utter fatigue from all that I had done in Peru thus far and the terribly bleak and depressing gray skies, I made the best of it. The colonial section of the city was beautiful, perhaps my favorite of Latin American cities I’ve visited. I loved the striking woodwork seen on the balconies of many of the buildings and the myriad of colors present were just enchanting. The yellows, pinks, and blues “almost” made up for the lack of color elsewhere…well, almost. When I see photos of the vibrant blue skies of Cusco and the Sacred Valley paired with the rather ugly gray ones of Lima, you would think they were on opposite ends of the planet, not separated by a distance of a mere 60 minutes by air. But enough rambling, for I give you Lima, the city that was once the jewel of the Spanish Colonial Empire.