September 5th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
starting the Peruvian adventure with Inca Kola!!!!
Thorben might not be very active on TB, well I guess just few are as active as me here, but it didn't stop us to be in touch. We started to communicate almost 1 year ago. It was so great being able to practice German plus he's a great guy who traveled a lot. A couple of months later he told me he wanted to visit South America, which has been part of his dream destinations since a long time ago. He wasn't sure how to do it and we started to figure it out the best way to do it. He was a big skeptic if our friendship would last long and guess what it did!! haha. And after several months we finally met in person. It was the first time I picked somebody from the airport. Everything worked fine, since my mom had an appointment with the dentist nearby and it was a decent hour: 4pm :) How could I do this experience as much Peruvian as possible? Besides driving in the crazy traffic? Well, a bottle of Inca Kola was waiting for Thorben in my car, haha.
Thorben tries the Peruvian beer. Would it pass the test? yes, it did!!!
He arrived at 3:45pm and at 4:20pm we were leaving the airport. It was fast, yeah! Oh! regarding the inca Kola he told me he had heard a lot of comments about it and his opinion was it's sweet - maybe similar to Red Bull - and then asked me if I ever mixed it with alcohol, haha. It's the 2nd time I heard this idea, maybe I have to try it soon...
Well, it was so fun driving to pick up my mom. She was aware I would be going with a German friend, so it wasn't a big shock for her, haha. Plus Thorben speaks Spanish. It was great they both were able to talk, while I was dealing with Lima's crazy traffic. I left Thorben at his hostel and drove back home with mom. Thorben & I agreed to meet at 8pm to eat something and hang out after a long flight. I picked him and we went to exchange some money and have dinner.
having Chifa for 1st dinner in Lima :)
Mmm, where to go? Thorben has been in several countries in Asia
and loves Asian food, so we had Chifa - the Chinese / Peruvian cousine. And with Chifa ... always Inca Kola, haha, but as a German he couldn't help getting a beer, haha. He tried the Cuzquena and liked it! Yeah! Peruvian beer passed the test :)
After a delicious and filling dinner, we drove back to Barranco. Thorben was a bit tired after the long flight, so it wasn't a good idea to do sightseeing at this time. Better go to a quiet place where we could get a couple of drinks, chill out and talk, haha. Where to go?? to the Posada del Angel - the angel's bar! The atmoshpere here is so great and mystic. We found a perfect table, with confy couches and had a couple of beers, while we were just chilling out.
sharing a couple of drinks at his first time in SA!! and I was part of it!!
He was telling me about his first time meeting a TB for real - well I have more experience it those issues, haha. He's gonna be in SA for 9 weeks and just knows which city he'd land and would take off back home. The middle is just a mystery, he would solve step by step. I really like the fact he wants to do things with spontaneity. Just taking a decision depending on how things are going. So great!!!!
Well, we were supposed to be hanging out just for a while, but I realized it was 1:30am and we were still there chatting, haha!!!! Ok, better going now, so we both would be ready for a long day tomorrow. After talking to Thorben I got some ideas about what to do the next day...