This is Peru’s version of the Hamptons. During the summer months, from about Christmas to March, much of middle- and upper-class Lima flees the capital on weekends to a stretch of beach communities that is anchored in Asia. Here, at the Boulevard de Asia, a temporary satellite city is set up, complete with a go-kart track and concert venues. Many of Peru’s familiar chains—such as Pardo’s, Pinkberry, Wong, Ripley, and Illaria—populate a lively commercial zone that mostly shutters when the summer ends.
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