Pyramid, Cebiche, Paragliding... are we missing anything?
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January 8th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
It was around noon when I arrived to the hostel for Lance. Then we went to Sheree's place. Ok, now the 3 of us were together. Time to drive to our 1st stop: The Pyramid! We went to Huaca Pucllana, which is pre inca pyramid in Miraflores. We found a nice parking spot right in the shadow, good! We bought our entrances and had to wait a bit until for the tour in English.
While we were waiting, I called Rafael - my friend who's paragliding instructor - to ask him how the weather was. He just arrived to the park and things didn't look well. Ok, let's be patient and wait a bit more. Well, finally the guide came and announced the tour would start. Ok, time to start walking under the sun... so hot!!!
Neither of us has been in Egypt yet. But walking through this pyramid made us think how hot it might be visiting the pyramids in the dessert. OMG! One of the coolest thing of this pyramid is that it's located in the middle of a residential area, haha.
By 2:15pm we were ready. Were we hungry? Well, Lance's stomach spoke loud haha. Time to go for a cebiche. Sheree hasn't tried it yet and she couldn't leave Peru without tasting one here. So we drove to the same place Lance and I had lunch 2 days ago and surprise! There was a line. We had to wait almost 40min to get our table. At least we were lucky and found a nice windy spot outside. Windy? So maybe, we'd have luck after all with the paragliding.
Around 3:30pm we got our food. I got a Punto Azul fish & seafood cebiche, Lance got a jalea (fried fish and seafood with spices) and Sheree got a shrimp cebiche. She doesn't like fish or seafood, but love the shrimps, hehe. As usual, the food here was fresh and tasty. We started eating our own dishes, but we ended sharing everything, haha. What were we drinking? Inca Kola!!!!
As most of the Fish and Seafood places, this one closes at 4pm. Well, the kitchen closes at 4pm, but you can stay just chatting. I called Rafael and he told me: "Come right now!" Ok, we didn't need to hear that twice and left the place as soon as possible, after paying the bill of course. We are good people :)
We arrived to the park and there were people already flying. At the entrance one guy asked if we were looking for somebody.
Well it was time for us to fly. "Who goes first?" asked Rafael. I pointed Lance. He was the pilot, haha. What can I say about that? He loved the experience. His big smile said everything, haha. He enjoyed it, although they weren't able to do the long flight, since the wind wasn't good enough. Well, both time I did paragliding wind was perfect. I was a lucky girl :)
Rafael told me to hurry up.
Ok, time to pay. Rafael gave us a great discount. Sweet! And we didn't need to bargain much, haha. Just the smile and right words made the miracle, hehe. It was around 6 when we left the park. We went to the Indian Market for some souvenirs and I realized it was getting dark and I didn't have my glasses with me. I didn't want to drive without glasses and Lance wasn't happy with the idea of driving in crazy Lima, haha, so we drove to my house and told Sheree we'd meet her later, since she and Lance would share a cab to the airport.
We arrived home. I got my glasses and downloaded the pics for Lance. He also took some time to check internet, haha. And I had a present for him: a chullo! He found it so nice and what I really liked was seing how happy he was with this little present. He tried it and wore it as long as possible, but it was too hot for a hat, haha. But it'd be helpful when he's back at home in Minneapolis :)
Well, it was time to leave. I drove him to Sheree's, so they both could go to the airport and hang out there before flying back home... I don't know when I'd meet Sheree again, maybe soon, maybe later. Regarding Lance there's a slight possiblility of meeting sooner than expected, but not sure yet. Well, we'll see. Anyway, meeting them at any time would be awesome and they will always welcome in Lima and at my house :)
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