Minh’s last day in Lima – a little bit of everything + Jim is back!!!!

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I got you! I like the murse!!!!
Today was Minh’s last day in town. He had to be at the airport at 8:30pm, so better start the day early. I managed to reorganize my schedule, so I’d be able to meet him before noon and I succeeded, hehe. I met Minh at 11am. Our plan was going to downtown. He has already been there, but just at night and driven by a bus, so he couldn’t take as many pictures as he would have liked to. So, it was time to fix it, hehe. We took a cab and drove to Plaza de Armas “Main Square”.

I should say first, that is has been my first time showing around downtown. Usually I don’t do it, but I think I will include it in my future plans, since we had a great time and I found downtown so nice! Anyway, first stop: The Cathedral! Minh wanted to go inside, so we did it! It was really beautiful and fun at same time.

creepy eyes!!!!
It was so cool being with him. Same as me, he likes to take crazy pics, so we were breaking the rules to get great shots, haha. I became a guide and while we were walking around, he listened to some music. What was that? It was noon! So it was the guard’s change at the Government Palace. We run and could watch it. It was so nice. We arrived just in time with groups from schools too, hehe. Oh! I have to say that although it’s winter, we had a great sunny day! Minh was teasing me, saying he brought the sun to Lima and tomorrow it might be cloudy, well we’ll see hehe.

Ok, which one will be the 2nd stop? The Catacombs!!!! We have been talking about that the day before and it was a MUST.

more skulls...
We walked 4 blocks and arrived to St. Francisco Church. We were supposed to walk all the time with a group. You are not allowed to walk by yourself. But nobody could stop us, haha. We were just hanging out by ourselves looking for the Catacombs and we found the entrance. It was amazing!!! My last time there was a couple of years ago, but the Catacombs always amaze me.  We got great shots! Even when we weren’t supposed to take pics, hehe. One took the pic, while the other one was watching nobody was coming, so much fun!!! Definitely I recommend visiting that place if you are in Lima :)

We went back to the Main Square, looking for a store where we could buy “Cocadas” (a Peruvian dessert / candy) made of coconut, since Minh loves coconut, haha.

nice Main Square
Mmm, it was getting late and better have lunch first and leave the cocadas for snack or dessert, mmm. We saw a nice balcony in the Main Square and noticed it was a restaurant. We went into it and found a table just at the balcony, perfect spot! I’ll write a review of this place later, but I need to say first that it was cheap. They offered a combination of appetizer, entrée, dessert & beverage for less than US$9!!! The food might not have been the best, but you can’t beat that view! We had lunch and were talking about our lives, past trips, future plans, hobbies, family, etc.

Ok, we were ready to keep on going, there was still one place to visit. But in our way we found a lady selling the Cocadas, yeah!!!! I wasn’t wrong, Minh loved them!!! So, we kept on walking and arrived to Pza San Martin (San Martin Square).

Dos chinitos hanging out: Yadi & Minh
Before crossing and going into the square properly. I told Minh about another Peruvian dessert “Turron de Dona Pepa”. I was talking about that, because the oldest and best is sold in a small bakery at the square. We went to the bakery and I asked the seller for a small portion, just to try it, because they sell it for kg! The seller cut a small piece. I asked him how much it was and he told me it was for free, hehehe. Minh liked it and while we were enjoying it, we crossed to the square. It was such a beautiful and sunny day, that we just took a sit and chilled out there for a while. We kept on talking about everything and laughing about the crazy things each of us was saying, haha. It was getting late and Minh needed still to pack, so better going back to his apartment.

Gipy, his friend, was going to arrive later, so we would hang out for a while.

with Inca Kola!!!
 First of all, check TB, haha. We were just hanging out when I got a phone call, who was there? Jim!!!! He was in Cusco and was back in Lima – cool!!!!! He was nearby and I asked him to come and join us for a while. Minh was amazed by the fact I was meeting another TB that day. Well, actually not much surprised. After being hanging out with me last days, he realized how much I am into the site, haha.  We were just talking when someone rang the bell. It was Jim!!! And suddenly a Mini Meet Up, haha. Actually it was a short one, but quality over quantity.  Jim was telling us about how he found Cusco and that he decided to stay in Lima for a long time, maybe 2 months, cool!!! He became a Lima’s TB, haha.
a mini Meet Up: Minh, Yadi & Jim

It was time to say good bye to Minh. I will miss him! We had a great time last couple of days and I enjoyed downtown a lot today. I haven’t done it in such a long time. Thanks Minh!!! You have a friend in Lima and next time  I'm near Austin, I'll contact you. That's for sure!!! Now you won't get rid of me, hehe.

Jim and I left the apartment and it was time to look for sandals Jim wanted to buy, haha. Shopping time, haha. But it was easy, just 1 item. We found them quickly and Jim wanted a snack, mmm. Peruvian candies? Haha, I know a place where you can find different Peruvian desserts/candies from the North of the Country. We went there and got King Kong (a sort of cake with Peanuts, Pineapple jam and cream Caramel in the middle) and coconut candies.

mmmm, King Kong
Jim hasn’t been able to try many Peruvian desserts, yet. Well, I’ll fix that in the next few days, haha. 

Jim needed to buy some groceries, so we went to the supermarket. He was going to prepare a Chicago’s Pizza. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay for that. I have been out the whole day and Gunther was missing his mom.  It has been a long day, but full of fun and tomorrow will be another fun day too. Who am I meeting next????

yadilitta says:
yep! we had a great time!!! ok, I'll be your tourguide, hehe. Seriously, it'll be my pleasure :)
Posted on: Jul 09, 2008
RJ82 says:
wow! looks like you guys had a great time. now i have to go there and you will be my tourguide? hehe
Posted on: Jul 08, 2008
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I got you! I like the murse!!!!
I got you! I like the murse!!!!
creepy eyes!!!!
creepy eyes!!!!
more skulls...
more skulls...
nice Main Square
nice Main Square
Dos chinitos hanging out: Yadi & M…
Dos chinitos hanging out: Yadi & …
with Inca Kola!!!
with Inca Kola!!!
a mini Meet Up: Minh, Yadi & Jim
a mini Meet Up: Minh, Yadi & Jim
mmmm, King Kong
mmmm, King Kong
altar at the Cathedral
altar at the Cathedral
a school trip in downtown
a school trip in downtown
at the Main Square
at the Main Square
with a policeman in Lima, hehe
with a policeman in Lima, hehe
Inside San Francisco
Inside San Francisco
view of the celling of San Francis…
view of the celling of San Franci…
Minh Jones!!! he felt like Indiana…
Minh Jones!!! he felt like Indian…
bones & skulls at the Catacombs
bones & skulls at the Catacombs
skulls
skulls
let me go!!!!
let me go!!!!
Serious Minh, mmm
Serious Minh, mmm
the real Minh!!!
the real Minh!!!
cheap menu!!!
cheap menu!!!
tasting Cocadas :P
tasting Cocadas :P
uhmmmm, turron...
uhmmmm, turron...
turron
turron
at San Martin Square
at San Martin Square
The Minh!!! Im gonna miss you!!!!
The Minh!!! I'm gonna miss you!!!!
Come on, Jim!!!!
Come on, Jim!!!!
our last pic, well the last this t…
our last pic, well the last this …
trying coconut candy
trying coconut candy
coconut candy
coconut candy
tasty King Kong!
tasty King Kong!
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Catacombs in Lima - San Francisco
San Francisco church, in downtown Lima, has the famous catacombs. It’s located just 2 blocks away from the Main Square – Plaza de Armas. You’ll … read entire review
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