Now, the real Meet Up with Michael & Cheburashka + a Mini Meet Up in Lima :)

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first lunch in Peru!
I wasn't kidding when I was saying July was a busy day for the TB's hehe. I just arrived yesterday and I couldn't stop meeting TB's hehe. But now complains at all, I love it!!!!

Today I was working during the morning and made everything as fast as possible, so I’d be able to meet Michael for lunch. It would be his first lunch in Peru and I wanted to guide him in this experience, hehe. While I was working he was doing some sightseeing in Miraflores. He visited the Huaca and I picked up him from there.  Ok, where to go? I asked him if he would like to try our famous fish and seafood and he was happy with the idea. So I drove to a restaurant which has a great view of the sea.

first pic with my new friend: Cheburashka :)
We arrived at perfect time. There was a parking spot waiting for us and we got a table with a wonderful view!

I ordered a platter with different dishes, so he’d able to try different things. He had water and I ordered: Inca Kola, haha. We were just chatting, when he opened his back pack. Mmm, what’s he taking out? Well, the correct question was: “Who is coming?” It was Cheburashka!!! He’s the official mascot of the Russian Olimpic team, haha. He looks a bit like Gizmo – from the Greemlings, so I called him the Russian Cousin of Gizmo, haha. Michael brought this little buddy from Moscow, so he’d be part of his 1st South American Adventure :)

Besides the platter I ordered something called: “Leche de Tigre” (Tiger Milk).

good boy, drinking Inca Kola :)
This is not an alcoholic beverage. You know the Cebiche is made with fish marinated in lime juice, well this drink is the juice of the cebiche. So it’s sour! I asked Michael if he would like to try it, and he did it! I didn’t think he liked that very much, but he’s like me, he has to try the local food wherever he goes. Great!!! We started talking about Miachel’s new adventures and how is living in Moscow. He speaks Russian now, which is so complicated, wow, my respects! We both were talking about our traveling experiences and sharing some info from different places we had been. We were having lunch, when the girl sat in the table next to us asked me if she would be able to make me a couple of questions. Of course! She was with a friend and both were tourists. They were wondering what bright yellow drink I was having, haha. Also they had some questions about the food. They didn’t know who ask about it and were so happy when they listened to Michael and I talking in English, haha.
the photographer in action ;)

After a delicious meal, we decided to take a walk around the parks in front of the sea in Miraflores, including the Love Park of course. Michael told me, Cinthia (another TB from Lima) told him, she’d meet him at his hotel in a couple of hours. So we had time to walk and enjoy the nice view. I was telling him about Lima and Miraflores and he was telling me about Moscow and his life in Russia. It was nice hanging out with him and teaching him a bit of the Peruvian culture. He has Central American roots, so he wasn’t unfamiliar with our Culture, but it was his 1st time in South America.

with my Russian souvenirs, thanks!!! Take a look at my necklace!
Yay!!!

Ok, it was time to drive back to the hostel to meet Cinthia. Cinthia would take care of him, while I’d go back to work and we’d meet later that day. They both went to downtown and I met Michael at his hostel around 6 pm. This time I wasn’t driving, going for a couple of drinks was in my plans, haha. But it was still early to go for drinks and I was waiting for news from another TB from Scotland too. We weren’t hungry, but Michael was in the mood for a sweet snack, haha. Ok, let’s get some Peruvian desserts/candies and go for a cup of coffee. By the way, same as I, Michael loves coffee – well maybe more than I do, hehe.  We had to wait for some people and in the meanwhile we had our coffee and Michael tried the desserts.

first Pisco Sour!!! Cheers!
I don’t need to say he liked them, hehe. We got some desserts typical from the North. I wanted him to try them, since he wouldn’t be able to visit the north of the country this time – notice I said: this time, haha. And I got presents too: vodka + a jewel! Thank you so much!!!!!

Calum, the Scottish guy, finally said to us that he wouldn’t be able to join us, mmm. Cinthia was in her way and Jim was also coming, yeah!!! Michael and I finished our coffees and since we would have a couple of beers with Jim later, it’d be a good idea. So, time to go to another of my favorite spots: Mango’s in Larcomar. We arrived there just on time for the Happy Hour, haha. It was Michael’s 2nd day in Lima and he hasn’t tried the pisco yet, mmm. I’d fix that haha.

Bad Cheburashka, you are a little boy. What are you doing in a bar???
We asked for our Pisco Sours and a platter of appetizers. Before the drinks and food came Cinthia arrived, yeah!!!! Cheburashka showed up too, haha. We were chatting and having our drinks. No need to say, Michael liked the pisco sour, hehe. I was explaining him about the city, customes, food, etc and he was taking notes of it, how cute! I realized I’m not the only one who does it, hehe. Definitely, he’s one of mine ;)

We got a call from Jim, telling he was in his way. He would meet us at the boulevard. I usually don’t go to the “Calle de las Pizzas”, but since my favorite bar was closed and we needed beer and music… there we go! Jim wasn’t alone. A German guy from Couchsurfing was with him and his name was also Mike, haha. Jim told him I speak German, so I spoke a bit in German, haha. He didn’t expect me speaking in German.

He finished his beer, haha
Surprise! We went into a place where there was a band getting ready to play some salsa and merengue. We asked for a pitcher of beer. It was supposed to be for everybody, but Michael saw it and thought it was for 1 person, haha. Of course we ordered more, haha. Cinthia had to leave, too bad she left so early, but it was a Wednesday, mmm. I had to leave too, but I said: “just 5 more minutes, haha”

The band started to play and Michael asked me to go dancing. Ok, let’s go! Which latin girl doesn’t like to dance? Not me, that’s for sure. OMG! Michael is a great dancer! He surprised me! I dance salsa, but not too good. I can do it better if my partner is a great dancer and he was just perfect! Unfortunately it was late and I had a business meeting next day in the morning. My plan was having a glass of beer and leave, but Mike asked me to dance, oh! I accepted and other surprise! He also dances very good! The night was full of surprises, haha.

Mmm, what does it taste like???
The next day, Michael told me that Mike took lessons, haha.

Well, I had to leave. But Michael wasn’t alone. Jim would take care of him, hehe. And so he did! I would meet him the next day after my meeting. Ok, it was time to go back home and try to sleep for the next morning.

yadilitta says:
haha, yes you were at the HQ haha. You are so modest. Sure, you speak Russian. Well not an expert but you are doing it fine :)
Posted on: Aug 10, 2008
mpmurph133 says:
oops! The above comment is actually mine not Yadi's...I am writing from her computer and accidentally was signed in as her...silly me! On a factual note, Yadira gives me way too much credit regarding my Russian. I don't actually speak Russian, I can just order food and take taxi's home...it's a start but I'm far from being a true Russian speaker! :)
Posted on: Aug 09, 2008
yadilitta says:
Wow...What a memory and what detail! Our first day of hanging out was great, you're an amazing tour guide and host Yadira! You were also so kind to little Cheburashka, though I don't think you should have peer pressured him into drinking quite so much ;).
Posted on: Aug 09, 2008
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first lunch in Peru!
first lunch in Peru!
first pic with my new friend: Cheb…
first pic with my new friend: Che…
good boy, drinking Inca Kola :)
good boy, drinking Inca Kola :)
the photographer in action ;)
the photographer in action ;)
with my Russian souvenirs, thanks!…
with my Russian souvenirs, thanks…
first Pisco Sour!!! Cheers!
first Pisco Sour!!! Cheers!
Bad Cheburashka, you are a little …
Bad Cheburashka, you are a little…
He finished his beer, haha
He finished his beer, haha
Mmm, what does it taste like???
Mmm, what does it taste like???
tasty platter: Tiradito, Corn & Sw…
tasty platter: Tiradito, Corn & S…
Leche de Tigre - Tiger Milk ;) if …
Leche de Tigre - Tiger Milk ;) if…
having a cup of coffee after lunch
having a cup of coffee after lunch
the restaurant
the restaurant
hes a good boy, having milk and c…
he's a good boy, having milk and …
trying the alfajor (cookie with cr…
trying the alfajor (cookie with c…
Cheburashka tried some alfajor - c…
Cheburashka tried some alfajor - …
Cheburashka and my vodka!!!
Cheburashka and my vodka!!!
my new buddy with his Peruvian pin!
my new buddy with his Peruvian pin!
Yadi & Michael in Miraflores
Yadi & Michael in Miraflores
so sweet!
so sweet!
happy friends: Yadi, Michael & Cin…
happy friends: Yadi, Michael & Ci…
Our 2nd Piscos haha
Our 2nd Piscos haha
tasting the Peruvian food
tasting the Peruvian food
might be a little boy, but wanted …
might be a little boy, but wanted…
so sweet!
so sweet!
always taking notes - how cute!
always taking notes - how cute!
and I saw my Portuguese Classmates…
and I saw my Portuguese Classmate…
my new friends: Michael and Chebur…
my new friends: Michael and Chebu…
so glad, we finally met
so glad, we finally met
muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Mike, Yadi & Jim - yay!
Mike, Yadi & Jim - yay!
the pitcher is for me, haha
the pitcher is for me, haha
two Peruvian TBs: Cinthia & Yadi
two Peruvian TB's: Cinthia & Yadi
mmm
mmm
with Mike! hes not a TB but parti…
with Mike! he's not a TB but part…
Mike wasnt a TB, but got his sand…
Mike wasn't a TB, but got his san…
another sandwich pic for your coll…
another sandwich pic for your col…
which one I like better? the 2 haha
which one I like better? the 2 haha
Mike and Jim
Mike and Jim
do you want to try???
do you want to try???
hot!!!
hot!!!
yummy!!!
yummy!!!
mmm, what will I do next???
mmm, what will I do next???
the band
the band
dancing with Michael
dancing with Michael
dancing with Mike
dancing with Mike
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