Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, Lima

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Locals avoid taking their dogs to Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, not because of any laws, but because the numerous "community" cats that rule the park don't look kindly on canine competition. Well-fed and generally well-loved by the residents, the stray cats lounging in the park won't do you any harm and might even approach you for a pat. Perhaps in deference to their feline masters, groundskeepers keep the park in excellent condition, with plenty of beautiful flowerbeds nestled amongst the green grass. Come here with friends for an al fresco lunch or a lazy afternoon stroll. Make Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima visit planner.
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  • A park divided into 2 ... next to a very beautiful church. There's a lot of green area and is very well spoken and clean. Worth a walk in this area.
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  • This is a great park to visit if you are going to be in Miraflores. There are a lot of cats that live in the park. I went with my Husband and 7 year old son. My son loved the cats! Some of the cats wi...  more »
  • I loved this park because had many cats, must admit that it was my fascination to see them walking and sleeping everywhere, is that little animal is super but thought that the municipality could enhance that. I saw only 5 cats in the entire Park.
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  • Good for walking with family in the afternoon. There is live music, art market and restaurants around. Beautiful garden.
  • By Lima standards, pretty good. An impressive variety of trees and plants, some of which are getting very big. If your lucky, the park frequently hosts interesting markets and ferias to pick up some very unique items. It can be insanely busy on the weekends and a site for scammers and pick+pockets. Heads up!
  • Noce and clean park. Beautiful flowers and lots of cats! If you like cats you can spend a lot of time playing/petting them. Its amazing how people respected them, and were around any event. Most of the cats are friendly, and the less friendly camp in the middle of the green areas away from people.
  • Nice place to visit. Always expos of art, music... The ice cream by the small ambulant place are well known and delicious. Lot of restaurants around and at 5mn walking from Larcomar
  • Now all you have to do is find a real enemy and put these people to useful work. I'll tell you the secret, which u already know but perhaps ur foiling me. Which of course is a perfectly useful occupation for u because u have no life. There must be the promise, the suspicion, the scintillation, the prospect, the opportunity, the outermost chance of sex, or don't waste my time. Or someone who's intellectually interesting — dispassionate, not cloying, equanimous. Now they're all looking down. Except the kid in the park, but that was a bit obvious. Listen I'm not going to engage a sixteen-year old. I'll give u this tho, uv got a wide reach. It's impressive. When u think about what u can do if u fully leverage the technology. I'm sure ur R&D people are creative. Sometimes I wonder if u know what I'm thinking. If uv got access to live searches, then u do. At least a slice of what I'm thinking. This is what I don't get. Who would follow another person around? Ok I admit there are rare instances you see someone on the street, turn around. But then what? You realize immediately what ur doing is twisted. Most of these people, they're balanced they're together they're not pathetic in any way or in desperate need of someone else's direction to connect with another human being. A person they can know nothing about really. Borges talked about how poor a simulacrum language is for thought. Same applies to what I've written. It in no way describes me. It's simply a one dimensional aspect of a strand of my personality. Or that part of it that on some days and in some moods I may wish to use to interconnect with another. Or to push them away. "There was a lovely sailor boy who came from far Peru... I said I'll drop them down, my love, I'll give it all to you..." "... It was with greater interest that he read a letter from the French Ambassador, recommending spanking as an aphrodisiac, since it caused vasodilation in the appropriate regions of the body in both sexes." — The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman The kiosk guy is the hardest worker in the neighborhood. He's there at six in the morning passing out newspapers to cab drivers and motorcycle cops and he's still manning his snacks and his tchotchkes at eight at night. Two of you have already told me to go to Barranco. Why? Do you have voyeurs there, like those who follow me back and forth to the store here, who need practice? When I say religions in the West, I'm talking about the Judeo-Christian heritage — the Abrahamic faiths. Judaism was the first of these that set itself apart. It is the template for the inherent divisiveness of religious views. Ironically Judaism isn't today and hasn't ever been a prosletyzing faith. When the Hebrews first settled in Canaan, it was paramount that they cohere, develop a differentiating identity, and not lose adherents to the plethora of rival ethnic groups, each with their own god or pantheon of deities. They did this by banning prosletyzation as a capital offense and over time building a body of law that differentiated and isolated them. Catholicism and Islam with their rage for conversion and steep penalties for apostasy are simply following the lead of the Old Testament. The behavior of God as he morphed from a Sumerian portable city god to a jealous god among other gods to an ineffable "indivisible and unique" (אחד) god evidences clearly that god is a changing idea serving the needs of and devised by the mind of man. It's the girls who lead the guys around. There's an oppressive commercialism to this barrio. There's also a scent of that first time alone in Manhattan. Danger, opportunity, thrill, attraction that stays with you, keeps slipping away, keeps drawing you in and around. TRAVEL TIPS FOR DUMMIES: • Do not answer people when they ask you what time it is. Particularly people who have no obvious need for the time. • Do not test Peruvian drivers over a pedestrian's right-of-way. Also do not test Peruvian pedestrians over their own right-of-way.
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