Fri 19th - traditional Lima, Peruvian lunch... - a full day Meet Up - part I :)

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funny group pic!!!
At 10 am we met, as usual, in front of the church. Not sure why, but almost everyone was wearing sunglasses, haha. Plus some of us were carrying big bottles of water. When Dan wanted to say hi! I could barely listen to him... Our voices weren't the same, but we were full of energies. :) The survivors who went to downtown were: 10. Again I was the lucky girl surrounded by knights who took good care of me ;)

We took a cab to downtown and went straight to the Plaza Mayor (Main Square). I became a teacher again, haha. I was explaining the guys a bit about Lima history and the buildings there. Then we went to the Square and there were 4 girls who agreed to take pics of us and they also wanted to get pics with us, haha. They were surprised about the fact people from different countries were together and that I was the only girl with them.
at San Martin Square: Jos, Dan, Mark, Pavel, Marian, Shawn Yadi, Francisco, Rene & Martin
I became their idol, haha. We were just walking around taking pics. Everyone was still tired and didn't want to follow a fixed schedule, yeah!!!

We went to other square just a couple of blocks away. Picture time again! what a suprise and I got a call of another TB who will join us for lunch yeah!!! In our way back I saw a street vendor with Peruvian sweet and snacks. At the end everyone got something, haha. I remembered how much Minh (a TB) liked the Peruvian candies and asked if the gang would like to try it. Great idea!!! But please don't eat much, since a Peruvian Buffet would be waiting for us for lunch time.  Then another call: "Hello... ok, feel free to join us!" Who was there? Mom!!! OMG! That would be hilarious.

Why did I invite mom? well, last week I went to the restaurant to make the reservation and she joined me.
ohhh, with my mom!!!! Lita & Yadi see: yadilitta ;)
Also I wanted her to look what her daughter enjoys so much, maybe she would be able to understand better. We took 2 cabs and left downtown. Why is this restaurant  special? First of all I have to say the outside doesn't look the greatest, but once you are inside it's totally different. Well, besides the fact of offering a really tasty Peruvian Buffet, as every Friday they would have a show with dances and music. Yes, yes, show and dances were part of the night attraction, but I knew some of us wouldn't join us at night and this way they would be able to enjoy a bit of our folklore ;)

Mom was a bit shocked when she arrived and saw me surrounded just by boys! haha. But she was fine with that, when all of the guys introduced very politely. Mark couldn't help it and asked her where Gunther was, haha.
Shawn: but I was a good boy... Jos: ? Rene: hihihi
The waiter brought our pisco sours. There was a band and the musicians started to play. Mark stood up and went to the stage. He sang: "New York, New York" Perfect! Not just our table was clapping, but also the whole restaurant, haha.

We were getting hungry and the buffet was waiting for us. I went in front of the gant to explain them what they would it, but it was better if they discorved it by themselves. It was great seing how the gang was curious about the food, but didn't have second doubts about trying as much as possible, haha. The buffet was a wonderful idea, since they could choose what to eat. And they could come for more, as many times as they wanted / could, haha.

While I was doing the line, one of the waiters approached telling me someone was looking for me.
finally, after 3 months, tons of SMS, phone calls, we are together!!! Yadi & Malvin :)
It was: Malvin!!! yeah!!! after 3 months, we were finally able to meet in person!!! I gave him a big hug!!! Now the table was ready. A 12 person large table. Malvin thought mom was a TB and asked her: "Where are you from?" haha. She just said: "Yadi's mom!" haha. Thank you guys you were so kind, friendly, nice. Mom felt welcome and also very happy for her daughter, who has many friends :)

I was getting my food, when I listened the presenter pronounced my name. My boys were sending greetings to me. Thank you!!!! I was back at the table and the lady couldn't help it to ask who Yadi was. I stood up and she asked: "How did you meet people from all over the world?" Well, explaning all the TB story would have been too much, so I just pointed to each of they boys saying where they were from.
:)
We had ambassadors from: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Philippines, Netherlands, Singapore, USA & Puerto Rico! The whole restaurant was amazed and started to clap very loud. We were the spoiled table, hehe, the center of attraction ;)

Now it was time for the show. First there was an Afro-Peruvian dance. There was a couple dancing. This Afro-Peruvian dance is very nice and you have to know how to move your hips. Suddenly the girl came to our table and asked Dan to join her. Not even 30 sec later, he was dancing likes a pro, haha. Good job, Dan!

The next dance was from highlands and Francisco was asked to dance too, haha. How could they miss the guy who was laughing loud? haha. After another dance, they presented the Alcatraz, which is another Afro-Peruvian dance.
oh! no!
The fun part of the dance is that you have to try to set your partner on fire. How? well one of the partners has to dance holding a candle trying to burn the "paper" tale of the other one. You should avoid be burned just moving your hips and dancing. I was laughing when the boy came and asked me to dance. OMG!!! That was so much fun. I don't have any idea how many pics have been taken, haha. I even found some in my camera, haha. Malvin was also asked to dance and he almost succeeded.

After a few more dances it was time to leave. We all had a blast, including mom, haha. I guess she's the first Mom part of a Meet Up, haha.
Ok, it was getting late and we had some plans for later. So we agreed to meet at 6pm in front of the church in Miraflores.

Attendants: 12 happy people
USA: Mark (travelman727), Shawn (geerbox)
Philippines: Rene (RENESO)
Netherlands: Jos (jos-nijenhuis)
Slovakia: Martin (skydiver), Marian (not a TB)
Sweden: Dan (engertdan)
Czech Republic: Pavel (Pavel_Jacko)
Puerto Lico: Francisco (frankrn)
Singapore: Malvin (malvin_soh)
Peru: Lita (Yadi's mom) & Yadi (yadilitta)
Miraflores: Romain (romancito), Jim (JimLNA)



yadilitta says:
no, not yet. Actually my TB identity is a secret, like every superhero's haha. But I introduce her to my TB friends when is possible :)
Posted on: Sep 30, 2008
reikunboy says:
has your mum joined TB yet
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008
yadilitta says:
eventually I will, I'll do it step by step, so the impression won't be too much, haha. I'll keep you all updated haha
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008
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funny group pic!!!
funny group pic!!!
at San Martin Square: Jos, Dan, Ma…
at San Martin Square: Jos, Dan, M…
ohhh, with my mom!!!!
Lita & Yadi…
ohhh, with my mom!!!! Lita & Yad…
Shawn: but I was a good boy...
Jo…
Shawn: but I was a good boy... J…
finally, after 3 months, tons of S…
finally, after 3 months, tons of …
:)
:)
oh! no!
oh! no!
with my bodyguards: Pavel & Marian
with my bodyguards: Pavel & Marian
Group shot at downtown
Group shot at downtown
and here we are: Shawn, Pavel, Mar…
and here we are: Shawn, Pavel, Ma…
tried to get the circle shot, but …
tried to get the circle shot, but…
with the police, we wont cause tr…
with the police, we won't cause t…
heyyyy! I need to rest!!
heyyyy! I need to rest!!
with Franciscooooooooo
with Franciscooooooooo
A Peruvian shot with Inca Kola and…
A Peruvian shot with Inca Kola an…
Shawn and Yadis matching cells :)
Shawn and Yadi's matching cells :)
Rene became a vendor, haha
Rene became a vendor, haha
Hello, lady, do you want some habi…
Hello, lady, do you want some hab…
a colorful custom... Gunther might…
a colorful custom... Gunther migh…
Piscossssssssssss
Piscossssssssssss
our large table: Marian, Martin, P…
our large table: Marian, Martin, …
I want to wake up in a city, that …
I want to wake up in a city, that…
Dan is the official photographer o…
Dan is the official photographer …
picking some dishes
picking some dishes
getting some food
getting some food
Take it easy Martin, youll find s…
Take it easy Martin, you'll find …
yummy, Choritos, yummy
yummy, Choritos, yummy
yummy!!!
yummy!!!
Martin: another pic, Yadi? haha
Martin: another pic, Yadi? haha
tasty...
tasty...
I wont miss any detail, hehe
I won't miss any detail, hehe
what are you looking at???
what are you looking at???
Jos was taking pics!!!
Jos was taking pics!!!
Dan in action
Dan in action
ok, Ill follow you...
ok, I'll follow you...
Dan knew how to dance!
Dan knew how to dance!
haha
haha
lol!
lol!
Yadi, Malvin and Dan
Yadi, Malvin and Dan
dont move, dont move
don't move, don't move
Im so close to do it...
I'm so close to do it...
haha, you couldnt
haha, you couldn't
everyone wanted to record the fun …
everyone wanted to record the fun…
Lets go, Mal!!!!
Let's go, Mal!!!!
Malvin, watch out!
Malvin, watch out!
dancers in action
dancers in action
Pavel, Yadi, Francisco and Shawn
Pavel, Yadi, Francisco and Shawn
happy people!!!
happy people!!!
Im the official Inca Kola Model
I'm the official Inca Kola Model
proud of my Inca Kolas...
proud of my Inca Kolas...
Franciscos turn!
Francisco's turn!
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photo by: rsvpme