|Miraflores, Present Day|
|Seaside mall at Miraflores|
|Seaside Mall at Delray Beach, Florida|
This comparison between Lima and South Florida has allowed me to reconsider and view Peru in a different light than I did originally. While in many neighborhoods and many aspects, the two countries are extremely different, a point proved obvious to me when we visited mountain villages such as Chincheros and Aguas Calientes, in Lima and in many areas of the southern coast, one might not live so differently than they would in the US. Globalization has even given Lima many of the same businesses, shops, and ways of thinking that exist in the United States. It has also worked the othe rway around. When I walk through Miraflores, I'm in one of the greatest Latin American cities in the world. Miami has become a truly Latin American and Caribbean city as well. All they need now is to have a TV show in Lima like they had in Miami.
They can call it Lima Vice.