lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011
Thanks to your reviews and your feedback, our Casa 667 is now featured as the best B&B over the 98 listed in TripAdvisor in Lima, Peru.
This is the a great gift we received! GRACIAS!!!
jueves, 21 de enero de 2010
martes, 22 de diciembre de 2009
Thanks to your reviews, we are now rated #1 in Lima.
Your testimonies are base on facts, and we appreciate your feed back !
Of course, we will still receive our new guest as friends, as we always did.
So, again. GRACIAS !
Mabel, Yann and all the Casa667's staff
sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2009
viernes, 30 de octubre de 2009
The mother of all cities
For over a century, archaeologists have been searching for what they call a mother city. Civilisation began in only six areas of the world: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Peru and Central America. In each of these regions people moved from small family units to build cities of thousands of people. They crossed the historic divide, one of the great moments in human history. Why? To find the answer archaeologists needed to find a mother city - the first stage of city-building.
martes, 1 de setiembre de 2009
Backpacking in Peru is not without its unplanned detours. In September of 2007, I found myself in a little circular hut in the San Martin district , sitting cross-legged with my eyes closed. I had just drank a cup of the mysterious tea most commonly known as ayahuasca. The jungle hissed and moaned around me and a frightening queasiness overwhelmed my body. Voices and musical melodies swirled around my ears as a woman approached me from behind. She gently touched my hips and light shot from her fingers and entered me rapidly. Purple, orange and magenta ribbons surrounded me. “Love yourself, love yourself” she chanted to me in a voice that both comforted and irritated me at the same time. I didn’t move. The nausea became unbearable and without warning, the contents of my stomach entered the bucket in front of me. I was in a higher state of bliss than I had ever been before.
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca, (eye-ah-WAH-skah), is a South-American plant-medicine mixture that consists of a vine called ayahuasca (b. caapi) and a leaf called chakruna (psychotria viridis). When cooked together, the two plants become ayahuasca, a Quechua word that means “vine of the soul”. If you travel to the Peruvian jungle, you will likely encounter someone who has heard of this powerful drink, or perhaps someone who has tried it.
Why do people drink ayahuasca?
There are many reasons to drink ayahuasca. For several centuries, tribes would participate in ayahuasca ceremonies to ward off evil spirits, bring good luck, and to heal all disease. More recently, curiosity about the medicine has gradually increased and ayahuasca has gained popularity among psychologists, botanists, anthropologists, spiritual explorers, people with serious illnesses, and adventurous travelers with a mind for the unusual. As a result, the medicine remains a traditional part of indigenous and meztizo culture while retreats, clinics and healing centers become increasingly common that cater to the needs of the western world.
But the main purpose of the vine is to facilitate deep recovery and healing. Issues such as depression, drug/alcohol addiction, skin and liver disorders, sexual dysfunction, and diseases that are otherwise mysterious and difficult to diagnose have all been successfully addressed with ayahuasca therapy. Stomach and intestinal parasites can also be quickly washed away by the cleansing effect of ayahuasca, and regular drinkers of ayahuasca are likely to maintain a general state of health, happiness and well-being in their bodies, work, families and communities.
What does it do?
It’s most popularly known as a hallucinogen. It can create powerful visions that often have deep personal meaning to the experiencer, and can thus bring the client to a deeper understanding of oneself and their cureent situation. It is used by shamen and healers as a tool for communicating with the spirit realms and a vessel for prayer. Used for centuries by folk-healers as a purgative and ruthless detoxifier, the medicine cleans the entire digestive system by sometimes inducing vomiting and diarrhea. There is almost always a feeling of uncomfortably or other negative emotions during an ayahuasca ceremony, but these feelings always subside, leaving the individual in a better state of health than before.
How can I find it?
It is advised by many to drink ayahuasca only with a trusted and experienced curandero, or shaman who has underwent the necessary training, or long-term dietas that prepare the facilitator to care for patients in an ayahuasca ceremony. Finding a legitimate facilitator can sometimes be tricky, but one can begin by asking trusted individuals for referrals and rely on one’s gut feelings before sitting in ceremony. You can always try a google search or write to the email address at the bottom of this article, but truthfully, if you are meant to journey with the vine of the soul, simply remain patient. The opportunity will surely come.
Interview: Alberto Ferrari Chavez, Tarapoto, Peru
Taki Wasi Institute
Rebecca A. Kinman is an American herbalist and writer who lives most of the year in Tarapoto, Peru where she apprentices maestro curandero Alberto Ferrari Chavez. She plans to return to the jungle for her third year in a row in December 2009 to serve as a translator and guide for those wishing to experience the long-term effects of ayahuasca and other powerful plants of the Peruvian Rainforest. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
lunes, 6 de abril de 2009
sábado, 28 de marzo de 2009
EN: The highest train of America and the second highest of the World !
This trip is the most incredible way to meet the central highland Huancayo. You will pass 69 tunels, 58 bridges and 6 zigzags, from 0 meters of elevation in Lima, passing by La Galera over 4871 meters high then you arrive to Huancayo which is over 3250 meters, the distance is 535 km of lenght. More info http://www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe
ES: El Tren mas alto de America y el segundo mas alto del mundo!
El viaje mas impresionante que se puede hacer en direccion a la Sierra central Huancayo.
Se pasa por 69 tuneles, 58 puentes y 6 zigzags, empezando de Lima a 0 metros, pasando por La Galera a 4871 m.s.n.m, luego llegando a Huancayo a 3250 m.s.n.m. en solo 535 km de extension. Info: http://www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe
FR: Le plus haut train du continent Américain et le 2ième plus haut du monde !
viernes, 20 de marzo de 2009
jueves, 19 de marzo de 2009
viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009
sábado, 7 de marzo de 2009
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10/08/2010 Evelyne et Gérard (Nîmes France)
31/07/2010 Nicolas, Stephane, Fréderic (France)
29/07/2010 Lauren (Belgium)
MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TODO!!
Vuestra casa es muy agradable y vosotros sois muy acogedoras! Aquí estoy bien, como a casa! Quiero mucho volver a Perú (espero más que una vez!) y cada vez que veniré a Lima, volveré a la casa 667 J ¡Voy a practicar un poco mi español en francia para no olvidar todo, pero el mejor es… VOLVER AQUÍ LO MÁS PRONO POSIBLE!!
HASTA PRONTO PRONTO PRONTO
Y viva el Perú
23/07/2010 Katie and David (USA)
Muchas gracias para su ayuda, las camas comodas y todo! Las fuentes en ese centro de lima son increíbles- y los hemos visto gracias a su recomendación.
Your hospitality made our brief time in Lima quite wonderful. We are happy to have began and ended our trip at Casa667. Love..
25/06/2010 Jamie Foster (Wisconsin USA)
20/06/2010 Philippe Pollet (Montreal, Canada)
16/06/2010 Michael and Margaret (California USA)
10/06/2010 Cristina y Michael (Barcelona y Alemania)
Muchisimas gracias por la amabilidad y hospitalidad, nos han tratado como a uno más de la familia. J
Si alguna vez volvemos a Lima, seguro que volveremos a la casa 667.
08/06/2010 Marc (France)
29/05/2010 Oanh, Dang, Quang (Michigan, USA)
26/04/2010 Lucy (England)
16/04/2010 Nicolas (Francia)
04/03/2010 Anne-Marie (Nouméa)
23/02/2010 Isabel y Santiago (Argentina)
19/02/2010 Olivier (Francia)
22/02/2010 Omar y Alicia (Argentina)
14/02/2010 Magdalena (england)
01/02/2010 Yiqi and Yixin (UK)
23/10/2009 Mar (España)
20/10/2009 Anne (Belgique)
07/10/2009 Pascale (France)
11/09/2009 Zoubir et Bélen (Belgique)
07/09/2009 Serge (France)
07/09/2009: Caroline (France)
28/07/2009 : Maya Rosen (USA)
06/08/2009 John (USA)
27/07/2009 Jonathan & Corie (USA)
27/07/2009 Keith (USA)
22/07/2009 Cedric (Quebec, Canada)
28/07/2009 : Debra (USA)
17/07/2009 : Sandra and Menno (Holland)
They helped us a lot! Starting from booking our travel itinerary, arranging the taxis from and to the airport until providing all information that we need about Lima and Peru.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa 667, and suggesting you to try to be their roommates in Casa 667 too!
14/07/2009 Ana Katrina (Slovenia)
02/07/2009 Elizabeth (France)
24/06/2009 Jessica (USA)
06/06/2009 Gitte and Gurt (Denmark)
25/05/2009 : Jonathan (USA)
03/04/2009 : Andrew (Canada)
Just wanted to let you know I have arrived in Mexico City safely, and thanks to Yann's advice, I am being pamered in the First Class Lounge.
Thank you all once again for the great stay at Casa 667. Not only were the accomodations great, but everyone was so friendly and helpful. You constantly went above and beyond my expectations and made my stay in Lima very memorable.
I'll be sure to keep up with your blog and recommend you to anyone I know traveling to Lima.
Your friend from Canada,
29/03/2009 Rafal (Poland)
Enjoy your time in Peru but watch out! It’s so easy to fall in love with this place ☺
10/03/2009 : Saskia (Belgique)
A tous ceux qui recherche un endroit chill pour passer un séjour aussi extraordinaire que fut le mien, arrêtez de chercher, le voilà tout trouvé...Ovalo Miraflores... Suivre Ricardo Palma... Une fois traversé le paseo de la Republica... Une grille bleue... Et voilà!
12/03/2009 : Antoine Bogaerts (Belgium)
I spent a little bit more than 10 days at the Casa 667 in Lima and must admit it has never to do with a traditional casa de hospedaje.
As it was already my fourth trip to Lima, I had the opportunity to stay in several different places; and I have to admitt that this housing was by far the best one. Most of the people arriving in Peru will stay at least a few days in the capital city before heading south or north, and as most of the flights arrive late in the night, all you need is a warm house after hours of travel. Arriving there and beeing welcomed by a real family, as Mabel and Yann can offer you, has nothing to do with any uneprsonal hostal full of backpackers. Home sweet home, even at the other side of the earth. Besides the fact that they will soon become your friends more than your hosts, they will provide you all you could need to make you stay more than perfect, Yann beeing a profesionnal in the tourism industry for years, he will therefore be able to help your for any request or advise regarding the rest of your trip. The house itself is perfectly located, 5 min walk from the Ovalo (center of Miraflores) and a few more from the Ocean. Transfer from/to the airport can be arranged in-house and delicious fresh juices and breakfast are provided. The rooms are comfortable and the cocooning atmosphere will make your stay unforgettable... Last but not least, don't hesitate toa sk for longer stays, why leaving paradise when you've found it?
Enjoy your stay, and bring some pisco back home...
Antoine Bogaerts, Belgium
09/02/2009 : Gianny (Brazil)
01/02/2009 : Quentin (Belgique).
On a été conquis par le petit marché situé à 100m, produits frais et tout ce qu'il faut pour se préparer de super Ceviche!!! Si vous avez de la chance, Mabel et Yann vous feront même déguster un petit Pisco Saur maison.
Encore merci pour tout et à très vite. "