A typical dance from Chincha (in Ica): El Alcatraz
After coming back from Cusco, I needed to rest - at least for a couple of days. So we stayed in Lima just in order to arrange the details for our next destinations: Lambayeque & La Libertad. My intention was going up to the north until Mancora – the beach :) But I realized I wouldn’t have enough time to do it and I didn’t want to run from one place to another.
Although I was on vacation, my cell phone didn’t stop ringing. So, during the time I was in Lima, I went to the office a couple of times, but just for 1 hour or so. The guy who was taking care of my position was a bit lost and my boss was calling me since I was in the top of the mountains, hahaha.
Of course, I did an effort visiting the office, so the guys invite me lunch ;)
dancing the happy Tuntuna - typical from Puno and Bolivia (Titicaca's Lake area)
While we were in Lima, I wanted Matt to know a bit more about our culture. I haven’t been able to show him around before going to Cusco, because we left the day after he arrived to Peru. So, this was the perfect opportunity. Also my parents wanted to join us. So I showed a bit around the city and we had dinner at Manos Morenas – a typical restaurant in Barranco. The food is good, but the main attraction is the show! They perform typical dances every night. You have to pay the cover fee and your consumption. We enjoyed the show a lot. We had a blast and even danced, hahaha. He was asked to dance, because he didn’t look like a local and one of the dancers wanted me to dance with him too, hahaha.
These days were perfect to take things easy and recovering our energies for exploring the North of the country. As I said before, my idea was going to the beach, but the North has much more to offer. Usually the tourists do the South Circuit, which includes the wonderful Cusco & Machu Picchu, but they forget about the North Circuit. This is not so well known as the Southern, but it’s very beautiful. The North Circuit will show you a Pre-Inca Civilization, all their mud pyramids, aqueducts, etc. Also they have a delicious gastronomy.
So, let’s go to the North ;)
Lima Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Tasty Creole Cuisine & show at Manos Morenas
This is a traditional restaurant. They had 3 locations. The main one in Barranco and 2 small ones in the food court of a mall and the food court of th… read entire review