Our stopover in Lima originally seemed like "well if we have too!!" It was never our plan to stop here but because of earthquakes and other events it became our only option to use as a Lilly Pad as we frog hopped to Cusco. We had also had heard only negative reports from other travellers and blog sites. We could not have been more surprised.
Lima for us was frenetic yes....but hidden behind the fast pace was a friendly people always willing to chat, teach us more Spanish and lend a hand when needed. The abundant street stalls of fresh fruit were also a winner. All in all we stayed 6 days in Lima but decided that if given the chance we would come back.