During the whole day I was in touch with Mike, trying to
figure it out if heâ€™d be able to come back to Lima the same day or noâ€¦ I was
lucky I found accommodation in a B&B which looked nice. Mike sent me a
message letting me know he wouldnâ€™t be able to overfly the Lines in time to
take the afternoon bus back to Lima.
Oh no! He would take one at 10pm. The girl told him he would arrive around 4am,
so it was pointless having a room booked, so I released it. Suddenly, he called
me letting me know he would arrive at 2 am!!! OMG!!! And there were no rooms
available anywhere. I was looking really worried and my dad asked me what was
going on. I explained him the situation and he told me to call Mike and let him
know he would be welcome at my house, to crash for the night.
Cheburashka was present the whole time!
Wow! These were
very good news! Mike was happy with the news too and next thing I remembered
was he sent me a SMS letting me know he was at the door. He didnâ€™t ring the
bell, so he wouldnâ€™t wake up anyone. So sweet of him! Not even Gunther noticed
he arrived. I told him he could sleep as long as he wanted. Iâ€™d be
going next morning early to the gym and then work a while but at home. After
that our Lima
adventure would start.
he didn't want to get a pic with Cheburashka, bad dog...
As we agreed, I woke him up when I was back from the gym â€“
around 9:30am. Everyone was watching the Olimpic games at home, haha. He had
breakfast while I had my 2nd cup of coffee. We talked about what to
do and I organized our schedule for the day, haha. Now we were ready to go. Around
11:30am we left my house and went to a Huaca (pyramid of adobes).
Our first stop! We visited the small museum
there and then climbed the pyramid. Despite it was cloudy, we could have a nice
view of Limaâ€™s
financial area. I loved the fact of having an ancient building (the Huaca) in
middle of all the modern buildings of the financial area. Also Mike was able to
see the Peruvian dog, the one without hair, haha. Not even as a puppy this dog
is cute, poor thing :(
Mike taking pics of Lima
Ok, it was almost 1pm and we were ready to move. Where to
go next? I remembered Mike was talking with my dad about Peruvian food and
things he didnâ€™t taste, so it was time to fix it and we went to Barranco. There
is a nice restaurant with a Peruvian buffet there, which is located in an old
We had a delicious meal. While we were doing the line I met a
cousin, haha. She might have thought: who is my cousin with??? Hahaha. He tried everything, and I meant
everything. We had a dish called: â€śsangrecitaâ€ť which is made with â€śchicken
bloodâ€ť. I got some of this and Mike tried it!!! His expression said me that it
wasnâ€™t his most favorite dish, but even though he did it! My respects!!!
unbelievable, he tried the Sangrecita (blood) and this is the proof!!!
We were full and taking a walk around Barranco was the best
idea. The day was a bit cold, but we walked for quite a long time. Also he
wouldnâ€™t be able to come back to this area, so it was time for sightseeing
there. Then we drove to Pueblo Libre (free town), another area of Lima, in order to visit a
cool museum, full of history.
While we were driving Cheburashka was sitting behind
the windshield and a boy saw him and started to point him saying to his mother:
â€śThese old people have a stuffed bear in their car!â€ť haha. We arrived to the
museum at perfect time. I picked up this museum, since they have a good collection
of pre-inca, inca and colonial pieces. I used to go there while I was going to
high school and havenâ€™t been there in years, haha. Mike has already seen a lot
of our culture, so it was easier to explain him what we saw at the museum. He
was so interested in learning new things about the old civilization. I felt
proud of my Perucito!
Nazca's Trophy head. this was the head of an enemy... creepy
Ok, now it was time to go to Miraflores, to the B&B so
heâ€™d be able to do the check in.
We arrived there, but something happened!!!!
Last night I called them letting them now that: Mr. Michael Murphy wouldnâ€™t be
arriving that night, but he will arrive the next day. I asked them not to
release the whole booking, just the 1st night, but the boy didnâ€™t
understand good and released the room totally! So, it was around 7pm and Mike
had no room! OMG!!! The boy was feeling responsible of all the inconveniences
and offered to help us finding a new place near by. Well, it was the least he
could do, ha! He was making some phone calls and finally he found one room
available in a hostel near by. It was the high season, so everywhere was
packed! Finally we arrived to the other place around 9pm.
at the point view in Barranco
Mikeâ€™s big bag was in the trunk of my car the whole day,
haha. He did the check in and was ready to go out for something to eat.
were still full, so we didnâ€™t want something big, just a snack. Mmm, ok, we
would go to a small Middle Eastern place to get a kebab haha. My falafel was
very tasty, hehe. When we were checking the Menu, we saw: Baklava! So, once we
finished our meal we asked for a Baklava, but they didnâ€™t have them, buuuuu. I
was in the mood for something sweet, buuuuu. But there was a nice ice cream
store at the park, haha. So we went there. We just got 2 small ice creams,
enough to taste something sweet, haha. We walked around the park while we were talking
about the plans for the next day.
with our ice creams!
It was around 11pm when I left Mike. Weâ€™d have a busy day
the next day, since it would be his last day in town. Iâ€™m gonna miss himâ€¦ :(
Lima Sights & Attractions review
A Pre Inca Pyramid in middle of the Financial District - Huaca Huallamarca
This imposing is the most important archeological monument in San Isidro â€“ the business area of Lima. Founding a Pre-Inca Pyramid in the middle of t… read entire review