with Kitty alias TB movil, haha
Last night, or should I say early today, Francois & I
agreed to meet at noon. Weâ€™d try to find entrances for a show either that day
later or the next day â€“ 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.
We arrived on perfect time, he just went out of the house, haha. I didnâ€™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? Letâ€™s go to the localsâ€™
one, haha. Itâ€™s located in other area of Lima,
between San Borja and Surquillo. The name of the place is: â€śLa Isla Escondidaâ€ť
(the hidden island), which couldnâ€™t suit better, since itâ€™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
Francois, Yadi & Lindsay - new friends :)
Lindsay was a bit sad, the place didnâ€™t have a nice view,
but the minute he saw the food everything changed, haha.
The restaurant wasnâ€™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 â€“ what a
responsible girl, haha. I think I was spoiling these 2 guys, mmm. Iâ€™m kidding.
I loved being with them :)
the food was delicious, any doubt? haha
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 â€śchicharron mixtoâ€ť which is fried fish
and seafood. This one is Francoisâ€™ favorite â€“ especially for the Tartare Sauce,
hehe. And the 3rd one was my favorite: the tiradito â€“ 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.
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 didnâ€™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.
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.
new friends yay! Both with Peruvian clothes, haha
Our waiter, Ivan, came with our drinks and told us a bit
our Barranco and Chorrillos
It was a good lesson of history, hehe. Now I have more things to teach
to the TBâ€™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 wouldnâ€™t be at the bar, haha.
Tangerine, Apple and Raspberry Sour, yummy!!!!
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 hope Iâ€™d be
able to meet him soon, yay!
I wish I would attend to the NYE Meet Up ;)
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 â€śPosada
del Angelâ€ť, a lovely place with angels and live music, an eclectic and mystic
place. We had a couple of beers and an appetizer. If weâ€™d drink, we should have
something in our stomachs, haha. We stayed there for almost 2 hours and then we
decided to explore Barrancoâ€™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 didnâ€™t know.
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 ;)
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
wasnâ€™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
werenâ€™t many people there and the music was too loud. So we didnâ€™t stay next to
the dance floor, haha. But it didnâ€™t help us to have our Pisco Sours. It was
the last pisco of the night, hehe