I just returned to Charlotte from Lima last week. I have been travelling to Lima since an engineering project that took place 29 years ago. I have seen many changes in the city over the years. However, I still love to spend time there in Peru. The city is clearly becoming significantly more dense and the traffic becomes worse each year. To travel from Los Olivos to Miraflores now sometimes take more than 1 hour and 45 minutes in a taxi. Metropolitano used to be an option, but now it is so packed and uncomfortable that it is not desired. Real estate costs significantly more. For example, I built an apartment building in Aurora during 2002. The 134 sq m apartments sold for approx. $70 K on the average. Today they are reselling for $240 K. Twenty nine years ago, people would steal from you, but would never intentionally harm you. Now, I believe initiated through the immigration of people from other countries, you can be harmed. Still, the majority of people there are very friendly and a pleasure to be around, the city still has many beautiful areas, the food is so very delicious, (for me) wonderful classic rock music (and others) is available each weekend and I could continue with the city's attributes. I intend to spend one half the year, each year, in Lima.