A Mini Meet Up with Francois & Lindsay – new friends!

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Last night, or should I say early today, Francois & I agreed to meet at noon. We’d try to find entrances for a show either that day later or the next day – his last night in Lima. I picked him up at noon and we went to the store in order to look for availability. I asked for entrances for the same day later, but it was packed. Fortunately we found tickets for Wed. So we had plans for the next day, yeah! The day before I told Francois that I met a TB from Chicago, Lindsay, on Sunday and we made plans to meet on Tuesday for lunch. It means, there would be a mini Meet Up: Peru + France + USA, yay! 

We drove to pick up Lindsay and he was already at the door.

Francois, Yadi & Lindsay - new friends :)
We arrived on perfect time, he just went out of the house, haha. I didn’t need to ask what Lindsay wants for lunch: Fish and Seafood. We were talking about that during our 1st meeting + he loves seafood, haha. Where to go? To a touristy place or to one just the locals know? Let’s go to the locals’ one, haha. It’s located in other area of Lima, between San Borja and Surquillo. The name of the place is: “La Isla Escondida” (the hidden island), which couldn’t suit better, since it’s difficult to find the place, unless you have already been there. I have already been there, so it was easy to find it. We were lucky to find a parking spot just in front of the entrance, hahaha. 

Lindsay was a bit sad, the place didn’t have a nice view, but the minute he saw the food everything changed, haha.

the food was delicious, any doubt? haha
The restaurant wasn’t crowded, so we could choose our table, but by the time we left it was packed, haha. First the drinks: Francois got a Cuzquena (beer), Lindsay a Cristal (another beer) and I got an Inca Kola. Well, I was the driver – what a responsible girl, haha. I think I was spoiling these 2 guys, mmm. I’m kidding. I loved being with them :)

We had Mussels for appetizer and I ordered 3 dishes to share, so they could taste a bit of everything. Of course the cebiche was one of them. The 2nd one was a “chicharron mixto” which is fried fish and seafood. This one is Francois’ favorite – especially for the Tartare Sauce, hehe. And the 3rd one was my favorite: the tiradito – but to make it different I ordered the one with 3 creams. Wow! It was a lot of tasty food. They liked every dish. Lindsay was more than happy with the shrimps, haha.

3 cholos!!!!
Lindsay was flying back home that day but late at night, so there was time to hang out and show him a bit of my beloved Lima.

Next Stop: the Indian Market. Both, Francois & Lindsay wanted to buy some souvenirs. Maybe they could have gone by their own, but I was sure my bargain skills would be very helpful and they were, haha. Lindsay found the scarfs and chullos (typical Peruvian hats from highlands) he was looking for and Francois found a nice Peruvian jacket. We arrived when it was still a bit sunny and by the time we left it was getting a bit windy, haha. Well, I didn’t need to say how long we were there, haha, but we got good deals ;) 

And where to go now? We had still a couple of hours, before Lindsay should go to the airport, mmm.

new friends yay! Both with Peruvian clothes, haha
It was time to show Lindsay around Barranco, since it was the area he wanted to stay in when he decided to visit Lima. Francois was already an expert in this area, haha. Before leaving there were 2 things Lindsay wanted to do: 1.- having another Pisco Sour & 2.- trying the Inca Kola, haha. Well, it was easy to fix. We went to the point view and then to a bar located there. We found a nice table at the balcony. We knew what we wanted to order: Pisco! The waiter came with the menu and there were different kind of drinks with pisco, mmm.  So, we decided to try the new ones, haha. Francois got the Tangerine Sour; Lindsay the Raspberry Sour & I got the Apple Sour, haha.

Our waiter, Ivan, came with our drinks and told us a bit our Barranco and Chorrillos story.

Tangerine, Apple and Raspberry Sour, yummy!!!!
It was a good lesson of history, hehe. Now I have more things to teach to the TB’s who will visit Lima, haha. Our drinks were tasty and colorful. It was the 1st time I heard about this combinations, but they worked fine. We were chilling out and relaxing enjoying a beautiful view of the sea, suddenly our drinks were over. Mmm, time for a refill. Lindsay got his Inca Kola; Francois the traditional Pisco Sour & I, Algarrobina (another drink with pisco). We were having a great time, but it was getting late and Lindsay had to go. Francois hostel was just a couple of blocks away, so we left him there and I drove Lindsay to his hotel. Francois and I would meet later, hopefully he wouldn’t be at the bar, haha.

Time to say good bye to Lindsay :( I was sad, but also happy because I had the opportunity to meet a nice guy and made a friend in Chicago.

I wish I would attend to the NYE Meet Up ;)
I hope I’d be able to meet him soon, yay! 

I went back home, met family and Gunther and of course checked TB, haha. Francois called me asking if we would still meet. What? Of course we would and we did, haha. I left home, but not driving, haha, just in case, haha. We met around 9 at his hostel and went to a bar. My choice was the “Posada del Angel”, a lovely place with angels and live music, an eclectic and mystic place. We had a couple of beers and an appetizer. If we’d drink, we should have something in our stomachs, haha. We stayed there for almost 2 hours and then we decided to explore Barranco’s night life.

It was strange, but everything was quiet. Just a few places were open. I thought about a traditional bar in the boulevard, but there was the presentation of a band, which I didn’t know.

the last pisco of the night, hehe
So we preferred to go anywhere else. There was a small pub. They offered a free pisco sour, which never came, and we went inside. We had a couple of pinas coladas, and then left. The environment wasn’t very good. Where to go now? And we went back to Rustica, haha, the restaurant where we had lunch the day before. At night it becomes a pub/disco. There weren’t many people there and the music was too loud. So we didn’t stay next to the dance floor, haha. But it didn’t help us to have our Pisco Sours. It was still Peru’s birthday! 

It was almost 1:30am and I had to work the next day, besides we would party a lot at night, haha. Better go back home and start recovering our energies ;)
yadilitta says:
oh yes! I like Pisco too!!! you'll have it when you're back in Peru
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
TravellingBrotha says:
ummmm pisco...I miss them so much. thaks
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
yadilitta says:
everything was perfect! perfect company and perfect time :)
Posted on: Aug 02, 2008
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with Kitty alias TB movil, haha
with Kitty alias TB movil, haha
Francois, Yadi & Lindsay - new fri…
Francois, Yadi & Lindsay - new fr…
the food was delicious, any doubt?…
the food was delicious, any doubt…
3 cholos!!!!
3 cholos!!!!
new friends yay! Both with Peruvia…
new friends yay! Both with Peruvi…
Tangerine, Apple and Raspberry Sou…
Tangerine, Apple and Raspberry So…
I wish I would attend to the NYE M…
I wish I would attend to the NYE …
the last pisco of the night, hehe
the last pisco of the night, hehe
all together :)
all together :)
of course, the Inca Kola and its n…
of course, the Inca Kola and its …
choritos a la chalaca, so fresh!
choritos a la chalaca, so fresh!
Cebiche mixto - so fresh
Cebiche mixto - so fresh
Tiradito with 3 sauces, delicious!
Tiradito with 3 sauces, delicious!
Chicharron mixto - fried seafood a…
Chicharron mixto - fried seafood …
the last shrimp in South America -…
the last shrimp in South America …
the restaurant was packed
the restaurant was packed
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Trying a peruvian jacket, haha
Trying a peruvian jacket, haha
enjoying our fruity piscos: Yadi, …
enjoying our fruity piscos: Yadi,…
Lindsay!!! after he bought the chu…
Lindsay!!! after he bought the ch…
My apple sour, hehe
My apple sour, hehe
how can I come back as soon as pos…
how can I come back as soon as po…
nice and quiet view
nice and quiet view
point view, so nice!
point view, so nice!
The Inca Kola pic!
The Inca Kola pic!
Ivan our waiter, haha, explaining …
Ivan our waiter, haha, explaining…
3 angels, hehe
3 angels, hehe
cheers!!!!
cheers!!!!
the singer at the bar
the singer at the bar
and now toasting with Pina Coladas…
and now toasting with Pina Colada…
Our beer and appetizers. Francois…
Our beer and appetizers. Francois…
With our Pisco Sours - the classic…
With our Pisco Sours - the classi…
Francois got these cigarretes in P…
Francois got these cigarretes in …
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