Mike survived the South Adventure and is ready for Nazca ;)

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Mike his 2nd time in Lima
I have been helping Mike to arrange his trip to Nazca. Usually it’s very simple, but these past few days, there were accidents in the roads, so I didn’t want Mike to go in an unsafe company. He was arriving to Lima at 6pm approx and the safe company’s latest bus leaves at 1pm! So, no way he’d be able to make it. What to do, mmm? I have been checking so many possibilities and finally I found the better solution. Drive with the 1st bus in the morning. It was really early: 4:30am!!!! He would go to Nazca just for a full day, so I offered to be “the safe” so he could leave his big bag with me. I arranged a cab to pick him from the airport and drive him to my house.
2 Peruanos with their Chullos :)
He arrived around 7:30pm. By that time, I had already the ticket with me. I was just waiting to give it to him. It was pointless booking him in a hostel, since he would spend just a couple of hours in Lima. So the plan was just hang out until it was time for him to go to the bus station – around 3:30am! OMG, it would be a looooooooooooong night… 

We were in touch while he was in the South and he told me things were a bit hard.  So I was glad when I saw him safe and happy. We were chatting in the morning and he told me he had stomach ache and didn’t feel very well. I recommended him to eat just a soup and drink tea. He did it and was feeling much better, but was starving by the time he arrived to Lima.

helping my mom to study, haha.
A big boy can’t survive just with a bit of soup and tea… sorry. I asked him what he’d like to do and his answer was clear and loud: To eat! So we would try the chifa: Peruvian Chinese food, which is tasty and filling. He has already tried that in Cusco, but wasn’t very good. So, we’d go to my favorite one. A small one near to my house ;) 

Mike left his big bag, checked his email quickly and was ready to go, but I asked him about his little friend: Cheburashka! He had to join us, besides I had a present for him: a chullo!!!! Cheburashka was looking a bit dirty and tired too. Just before leaving, my mom arrived. She had an examination next morning and needed help to study a paper. It was written in English and had some doubts with the meanings.

the 3 of us at the chifa :)
And now she had not just 1 translator, but 2!!! Haha. Mike had a lot of patience and helped me and my mom. Thank you so much!!! By the way my mom got the best grade!!! Yeah!!! was needing help to study, since she has an exam the next day and the paper she had to study was in English. So, Mike became a teacher for a while, haha. So much fun!

The chifa was just 2 blocks away, so we just walked. For us – Peruvians – chifa (Chinese food) matches perfect with Inca Kola! So, no need to ask what to drink, just knowing if he wanted it cold or not, haha. We had a dinner combination for 2 people, which was really feeling. It included dumplings as appetizer. Then they brought fried rice and we could choose 2 main dishes. We had chi jau kay chicken (salty) and sweet pork. The dinner took a long time, not only because of the amount of food, but also because we barely stopped to talk.

Cheburashka and his chifa dinner - of course with Inca Kola, but light to avoid many calories haha
He had so many things to talk about. He had an incredible time in Cusco and Puno, full of adventures, wow! He was also showing me some of the pics he took during the trekking. Amazing! By the way, you wouldn’t be able to see those pics since his small bag with his camera and Memory cards was stolen in Miami airport! So bad luck! I was lucky of being able to see some of them. But the memories will be always with him.

It was almost 10pm and we haven’t even ordered the bill, haha. We got the bill and I asked the guy to put the left overs in a doggie bag! Gunther would be more than happy with it. He loves chifa, haha. We could barely move after so much food, so it was a good idea walking to the restaurant instead of driving.

Gunther was happy with the chifa!!!
We arrived home and I was fixing a couple of cups of tea. My dad showed up and suddenly he and Mike started having the most interesting conversation, haha. My dad doesn’t speak English, but he and Mike were understanding to each other perfectly. They just needed my help 2 times, haha. In the meanwhile I was giving Gunther the left overs. He didn’t touch his food, but when I put some chifa onto it. He ate everything, haha.  

It was almost midnight and my parents went to bed. Mike and I had still 3 and ½ hrs to kill, before the taxi came for him. First of all repacking his stuff. He’d take with him a small back pack. He showed me all the presents he bought for friends and family, but there were still missing some souvenirs. We’d take care of it when he’d be back from Nazca.

trying to stay awake - 3 cups of coffee were helpful haha
While he was busy repacking everything, I was checking TB – a total addict, I know it! He was ready with this around 1:30am. So, what to do now? Ok, see some pictures, but not the ones I had on TB, but the ones of Mini Yadi, haha, yes I was even smaller, haha. We were watching some TV too. They were playing the show about strange foods “No Reservations” and he was telling me about his experiences trying alpaca & cuy, haha. Not everybody tried this stuff, but he’s a good traveler who would always try the local food, no matter how strange it is. Well, just the tripe would be avoided.

We were getting sleepy when the taxi arrived. He didn’t buy any ticket in advance, since he didn’t know at what time he’d be able to overfly the Nazca lines. So he’d decide it when he was ready in Nazca. There was no fixed plan for Nazca. The only things he knew were: he wanted to overfly the Nazca lines, to visit the aqueducts and to drive back to Lima the same day. While he would be having fun in Nazca, I’d be working and looking for accommodation for him. Poor Yadi with her hard work, haha ;)

yadilitta says:
I'm glad you liked how I wrote about it. Your days in Lima through Yadi's eyes ;)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008
mpmurph133 says:
I love the way you write about my adventures and our night hanging out! :)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008
yadilitta says:
thanks, Shawn!!!! :)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008
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Mike his 2nd time in Lima
Mike his 2nd time in Lima
2 Peruanos with their Chullos :)
2 Peruanos with their Chullos :)
helping my mom to study, haha.
helping my mom to study, haha.
the 3 of us at the chifa :)
the 3 of us at the chifa :)
Cheburashka and his chifa dinner -…
Cheburashka and his chifa dinner …
Gunther was happy with the chifa!!!
Gunther was happy with the chifa!!!
trying to stay awake - 3 cups of c…
trying to stay awake - 3 cups of …
the dumplings: siu may, spring rol…
the dumplings: siu may, spring ro…
Cheburashka & Mike at the chifa!!!
Cheburashka & Mike at the chifa!!!
Cheburashka was a good boy and got…
Cheburashka was a good boy and go…
and he liked it :)
and he liked it :)
explaining something regarding Rus…
explaining something regarding Ru…
ok, now repack that big stuff!!! I…
ok, now repack that big stuff!!! …
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