I knew I would be busy during the morning until the
afternoon; so I suggested Mike to go to downtown by his own and meet me later.
He followed the recommendations I gave him the night before and enjoyed his
visit to downtown; even though he didn’t have time for the catacombs. But he’d
see them during his next time in Lima
(in 10 days more less). When he was back in Miraflores, he gave me a call and I
drove to pick him up and visit somewhere new.
Museum in Pueblo Libre
My original idea was to go to Huaca Pucllana, we drove
around it the night before; but it was a Tuesday, so it was closed, mmm. Second
option for mud pyramids in Lima:
“Huaca Huallamarca”. We arrived just in time, since they close at 5pm.
arrived at 4:30pm and the people where so friendly that they kept open until we
left. They have a small museum and I was giving history lessons again, haha.
Then we climbed the Huaca and I showed him San Isidro. San Isidro
is the financial area of Lima
and it’s amazing having an old Huaca in the middle of the tall buildings.
nice old house in Pueblo Libre
Where to go next? Going to a museum will be a long drive –
it was the rush hour – plus we might not have much time. So, better go to
Barranco – the bohemian area of Lima
– to show him something new. This time I
knew the story about the Sigh
Bridge and asked him to
cross it with his eyes closed and making a wish.
While we were walking around,
Michael called me. He was coming back to Lima
the next day and I was helping him with the last minute arrangements for his
travel to Nazca. It was getting a bit cool, so we decided to go for a cup of
coffee. Mike was in the mood for something sweet, hehe, so we drove to one of
my favorite bakeries. They have really good desserts. I was driving when I got
a phone call. It was so embarrassing, I couldn’t recognize who was talking to
me and tried made him talk longer to discover who he was. Mmm, he had a funny
accent. Suddenly I did it! He was David! He “babysitted” me during my long
layover in Miami.
Back then we were talking about he’d come to Lima with his sister and friends but I wasn’t
expecting his call at all! Hahaha. He just arrived from Cusco and would stay in
Lima only that
night, so the only chance to meet him was now! Would I be able to do it? Yes, I
But before, I had my coffee with Mike.
Actually he had a
coca tea cup and I got an Inca Kola haha. I just got an Apple Tartaleta and he
got a dessert with chocolate and lucuma (a Peruvian fruit). He was surprised, I
decided to have coffee with him; although I would meet friends later. I told
him it was my pleasure sharing time with him and we had already agreed to do
it. So, no problems at all. We were talking for almost 2 hours and then I drove
him back to his host’s house. When he was about leaving, he asked me for a hug.
I gave him a big hug and he told me that the hug was the wish he asked for in
Barranco. How sweet!!!
having fun in Huaringas - enjoying our Piscos - Salud!
Next thing I drove back home, got changed, parked my car
and went to meet David, Ana & Brandon (he is American). I haven’t seen Ana
& Brandon since their wedding last year. When I was in Miami
with David, I told him that I would be his guide for fun in Lima next time he was in town.
This time was
time to prove it, hehe. Hey! I have been hanging out with quite a few people
lately, showing them around Lima
and having fun no matter if it was a weekend or a weekday and well, I succeeded
:) We went to Huaringas. We arrived
there around 11pm and I was surprised the place was packed! OMG it was Tuesday
night! Wow, we really like to have fun, haha. We were enjoying some Pisco
drinks and Peruvian appetizers. It was Brandon’s
1st time in Lima
and he should be introduced to the most delicious pisco drinks. It was so great
meeting them after 1 year! They just came back from Cusco, which Brandon loved. David also
told me he and a friend might come to Lima
by the end of the month, for an electronic concert, mmm. And since I have
passed the test, I’d be their guide, haha, at least for fun in Lima ;)
sweet couple: Brandon & Ana
And how is it related to TB besides the fact my guide
skills improved thanks to TB? Well, Michael would be here during the weekend
and I was planning a TB Mini Meet Up in Lima.
Ana & Brandon also wanted to go out for fun and a peña was a good idea for
them too. So they would join the TB group, without knowing anything about my secret personality, hehe.