Steve's 1st day in Lima: Cebiche, Tayta + Mini Meet Up - can't ask for anything else ;)
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October 22nd, 2008 – by: yadilitta
This morning I was woken up by the taxi company who asked me if "Mr. Woods" was aware they would be waiting for him, haha. His flight arrived earlier as scheduled. When I checked my email later, I found a message of him, a confirmation for our lunch, yay! We would meet at noon for his first lunch in Lima :) Right before leaving home I was "talking" to another TB and I let him know I'd meet Steve. OMG! He told me he met him too, haha. World if full of coincidences, haha. Well, Steve and I met in front of the church and recognized at first sight, hehe.
It was awesome meeting him finally in person. We have been in touch on TB, FB and email, haha, so I felt as if we already know each other, just were missing meeting in person, hehe. He told me he just got a haircut and wasn't sure the hairdresser understood what he was looking for, haha. It didn't look bad for me... This was his first time in South America and as we agreed a long time ago, I'd introduce him to Peruvian cuisine. What would we try? Cebiche!!! It was his first one and my first since I came back home, hehe.
We went to my car and another coincidence! I'm reading a book I bought at Houston's airport, not a very popular one, but fun for sure. Anyway, he found that on the seat and told me he read that too, haha. We drove to one of my favorite places which usually is packed, but since it was early, we didn't have to make a line and found the perfect parking spot.
Although we were having a great time it was time for me to go back to work. But we would meet later and this time Mal would join us! Steve wanted to ask Mal why he decided to stay so long in Lima, haha. I found it great, the fact a new local gave him some tips based on his impresions of the city, hehe. Before leaving, I suggested Steve to visit Huaca Pucllana and marked that in his lonely planet.
This time I wasn't driving, just in case, haha. I arrived and 2min later Steve showed up. Mal was the only one missing. A couple of mins later he was there, yay! We went to the Love Park. It was walking distance. Steve was impressed by the chaotic traffic in Lima, haha. I don't think he'd like the idea of driving here, hehe. Steve and Mal became friends inmediately, how cool! Mal used to live in Sydney for 10 years, so they have a lot of stories to share, haha. Mal hasn't been in the Love Park since his 1st time in Lima, which is several months ago. So it was something interesting for him too :)
Ok, it was time for a beer and where to go? The answer is too obvious: Tayta! Not only is MY bar, but also they had the beer promotion that night, haha.
We were just chatting and enjoying the life music. Then we realized we haven't been talking about the same guy during lunch.
As Cinderella I left Tayta at midnight. I was a bit tired and had to work the next morning. Steve had to leave too, since he had barely slept during the flight and was getting tired too. He had a full day of sightseeing tomorrow, probably paragliding but definitely Pisco Sour's time in the evening, haha. Who would join him???
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