September 20th, 2008 – by: jmaxiv
Paca @ Mangos
After a great sleep (meetup recovery), I even had the energie to work-out before I met up with the group for lunch in Miraflores. Ok, this time I arrived to the right church to find 5 or 6 TB's waiting. We walked to Mango's a nice place perched on the top of a bluff overlooking the Sea. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to continue my introduction to Peruvian cuisine so I immediately ordered an Inca Kola and asked about Ceviche. I thought maybe it would be a small taste and order something else too, but the waiter told me it was 200 grams, Wow! Ok, that is enough! Francisco ordered also from the menu, everyone else took the buffet, and they kept going back! I think Rene went 4 times, and then he said he was finished, but went back for dessert. Bro, where did you put all that food? Even Malvin can pack it away!
So my opinion of the lunch?? The ceviche was amazing, it was all white fish with corn and sweet potato on the side.
Church from Tayta
I really luv'd it. Great! The Inca Kola I enjoyed the experience, but it was not my favorite taste (no I didn't hate it). But that did not stop me from buying an Inca Kola shirt. Hahaha yes Yadi, I will join the group don't worry! During the lunch the para-gliders were flying around, above and even some below us. I really wanted to try it. After lunch the group split up Yadi helped Stacy get the right price for a cab. So a few of us walked up to see Luvers park and suicide bridge. Fittingly very close to each other. We also had time to walk up and watch some of the paragliders launching and landing.
I needed to go find the Inca market to get my Inca Kola shirt so Shawn offered to show me the way since he had been there the previous day. When we got to the main square he had us follow the curving road that to me looked perfectly straight.
Dancing at Tayta
Hahaha well we hadn't been drinking yet, but I'm pretty sure that's a straight street bro!! Haha Thanks for helping me find it though, we got to the market no problem and got the shirt, and with almost enough time to meet the group back at the church. So I ran back to the hotel to drop off my stuff and shower. There was a small group of TB's and I asked who we waiting for, to which they replied "Yadi, and she's still 5 blocks away". Haha, ok same as last time! When she arrived we went for coffee at Cafe Cafe, while we waited for Tayta to open.
Tayta was a really nice place on the second left of a building facing the main square (Miraflores). The church was opposite and at night it is well lit so I got a great shot though an open window. We got a couch in the lounge area and slowly the size of the group grew until we pretty much overtook the whole room.
Yadi is growing to the height 'trees'
I got to know more of Shawn, Stacy, Romain and Francisco. Lili and I had a running joke about why she always made a funny face to my camera. Sure I got some good shots Lili, don't you worry. One thing I want to do in Peru is trek at Choquequirao
, but not enough time on this trip. Stacy showed my her pix from Macchu Picchu. They were amazing, my WI friend. You had a great time for sure!
I tried a Pisco Sour de Chicha, but I preferred the Pisco Sour Classico much better for me! So Yadi and I had a Pisco Sour in honor of our Bro Mario26. Sorry you didn't make it my friend, because we are now triplets!! Tayta was such a great time with people dancing in the lounge and sometimes jumping to the dance club in the next room. Salsa, Salsa - Francisco!!
So again my thanks to Yadi for planning a perfect post-meetup! It was great!