Lima was the perfect match for Lucien when he first saw it 30 years ago. He’s a beach bum at heart, having grown up in Rhode Island. Lima, a huge, chaotic city with beaches, got him from the start.
Where I live:
A small beach neighborhood in Lima’s Chorrillos district. Our house sits on the beach and is built to look like a boat. I go to bed and wake up hearing the waves.
Best way to get around the city:
Taxi. Public transportation is overcrowded, and Lima is not yet a bike-friendly city. Besides taxi apps, many private cars also double as taxis.
Don’t leave without having:
Strolled along the Malecon, the promenade along oceanside cliffs that stretches through four districts. It is amazing all year, but the sunsets between December and May are simply spectacular.
But the local favorite is really:
Food, especially ceviche. Limeños are crazy for ceviche, and you’ll be asked three questions when you meet locals — your name, where you’re from and if you like ceviche. The second two questions might be reversed.
If I moved, I’d most miss:
The food. Not only is Lima a foodie’s paradise, but the country’s geography makes fresh food, including some amazing fruits, available year-round.