Fri 19th - traditional Lima, Peruvian lunch... - a full day Meet Up - part I :)
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September 20th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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