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My house is as small and simple as a nest, but the piece, joy and love fit in it!
It was Thorben's 6th day in Lima. He visited different parts of the city and wanted to visit a museum this time. I suggested him to visit a museum in Pueblo Libre. This museum is very good and Pueblo Libre is a nice area of Lima: old, with nice and traditional houses. I was thinking about meeting him in Miraflores, but Thorben told me he'd prefer to stay in Pueblo Libre. So I met him there for lunch and we went to a traditional restaurant, not only because of the food they serve, but also because of the location. We ordered 1 cebiche for 1, but it was more than enough for both of us. So fresh and tasty! yummy!!!

While we were there, there were a group of people recording a tv spot, haha.
It was so fun. I was thinking the cameras were following me, haha. After the delicious meal we walked around Pueblo Libre for a while. The houses here are so nice and it's not full of tourists. Cool! While we were walking back to the main square I saw a small wine & pisco store. The name was  "Balleta" which is no common name here. I was thinking I know a guy with that name, we used to work together... and oh surprise! It was his store! haha, now he produces wine & pisco, lol. We tried a bit of wine and pisco. Francesco and I were talking for a while, haha, what a coincidence!

Thorben & I went to Magdalena, another area of Lima which has a good open market. It was empty and very clean! wow! it surprised me! haha. We were just walking around checking the veggies and fruits, when a man approached to Thorben and asked him: "De donde eres?" (Where are you from?) Thorben just said: "Alemania" (Germany) and the guy said: "Alemania! Hermano! Brother!" haha, Thorben corrected him: "Brueder!" and then the guy hugged him, haha, so much fun.
frying the picarones!


Thorben got some fruits and I found a small cafe where they sell traditional desserts. Although he was full, he agreed to have a bit of mazamorra morada (purple corn pudding) with rice pudding. Well, he loved it! haha. Lima scores again, yay! It was perfect since it wasn't too sweet, besides it was warm and it was getting cool outside. We walk around the main square for a while and decided to leave since it was getting cooler, brrrr.

I drove Thorben back to Miraflores, stayed there for a while and then drove back home. Not 100% sure about what we'd do the next day, but something fun for sure, hehe. I'm also owing him a Pisco Sour ;)


yadilitta says:
yes, they are good, but too sweet for me...
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009
Karieve says:
I miss picarones!!!
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009
lauro says:
yadiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ^_^
Posted on: Sep 13, 2008
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My house is as small and simple as…
My house is as small and simple a…
frying the picarones!
frying the picarones!
tasty cebiche!!!!
tasty cebiche!!!!
Almost as tall as him, yay!
Almost as tall as him, yay!
getting ready for the tv spot
getting ready for the tv spot
haha
haha
some wine
some wine
crowded sweets store
crowded sweet's store
mmm
mmm
the sweet combinado: purple corn p…
the sweet combinado: purple corn …
the cooks in action
the cooks in action
Magdalena was so quiet...
Magdalena was so quiet...
Lima Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
El Bolivariano - a tradition in a traditional area
This is one of Lima’s classic restaurants, located in the heart of Pueblo Libre. The location was part of a former convent building in the 18th cent… read entire review
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