A wonderful evening with Mike: museum, coffee + folklore show! :)
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I picked up Mike at 6pm and we drove straight to Larcomar.
It was early, since the show starts at 8:30pm and our reservation was for 8pm,
but I wanted Mike to visit the Museo de Oro (“
It was around 7:15pm, so it was still early for the Restaurant. It was cold and a coffee sounded perfect. So we just went to a café. Mike was showing me his pics from Kuelap and Caral. He even invited me to go with him to Caral, but I couldn’t make it :( His pics gave me a better idea about Caral (an ancient city) and right now Caral is part of my plans, haha. I will wait until it’s warmer here and having the perfect company to discover it. Mike and I were talking about his past few days in
At the door I was asked if I had a reservation. Yes we had,
under my name:
We sat and got our Pisco Sours, just to be in the right mood to enjoy the Peruvian Folklore, haha. We ordered a tamalito verde (a green tamal witch cilantro typical from the north) as appetizer. It was very tasty. Suddenly the lights turned off. It was 8:30pm and the show was about to start… shhhhh
1-Afro: this is a
dance which remains
2-Rainforest dance: the rainforest dances are becoming best known lately. There were 2 couples. The guys even pretended to be fighting.
3-Tondero: this is one of my favorite dances. It’s from the north coast of the country. The couples dance as if they were flirting. The girls are always smiling and the boys try to do their best to get their attention. Also the music is joyful!
I was just looking at Mike and he was so amazed by the
4-El Alcatraz: this is another dance with influences of the Afro. In this one they boys and girls compete with each other. First the boys and then the girls have to move as much and fast as possible. They would have like a tale of paper and the partner would try to turn it on fire with a candle, haha. You really need to move very well your hips. The dancers even asked 2 people from the audience to dance with them, haha.
dance is from Central Highlands.
6-Marinera Norteña: this another one of my favorite dances. It’s from the north coast of the country too. Like tondero, it’s about flirting. But this dance is more elegant than the Tondero.
7-Scissors Dance: this
is from South west highlands. Wow! This one is very difficult! The dancers are
just boys who are competing. They are trying to find the best dancer. This
dance is more acrobatic. They will perform all sort of acrobatics – just take a
look at the pics - without stopping making “music” with their scissors.
Well, after watching such a great show we wanted something
sweet and ordered a typical dessert: Mazamorra Morada (Purple Corn Pudding). It
was very tasty and huge, so it was perfect for splitting. While we were eating
all the dancers showed up. It was the end of the show. After a big applause
they left and we staid there for a little while. It was almost 11pm when we
left the place. It was time to drive Mike back and I needed to sleep early
since the next day I have to work since early in the morning.
After enjoying the Folklore show, I guess Mike has done almost everything in Lima. mission accomplished! Mike wasn’t sure if we’d be able to meet again before he leaves. Well, I could squeeze a lunch on Wednesday! So we had a plan! I also wanted to meet him one more time before he leaves the country…