Finally the big Lima...

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El Agustino - like a favela
It was about 11am when we arrived to Lima itself. Lima is so big and the areas are different among each others. We were coming from the north, so the first area we saw was the one called "Cono Norte". This area used to be just some houses and factories, with some chaotic roads. It's still chaotic, but with wide and nice streets and avenues. Now you can find there big and nice buildings, not only houses and factories, but also a mall, an informal bus station, which somehow is organized, a mall, supermarkets next to open markets, etc. They have everything here. But even though I don't think I'd move to this area, hehehe.

This "tour" gave me the opportunity to see the other side of Lima, the one I don't usually see. I'm always staying in the same areas, so looking what was going on in my hometown was a great experience.
more autos - I'm getting so close to home
When I was there I got another call from my dad. I let him know we where in "Puente Piedra". I wasn't exactly sure where we were, but it sounded far, hahaha. So we agreed, I'd give him a call as soon as I know where we were and how long it would take us to arrive to the station. It surprised me he offered to pick me up, mmm.

After almost an hour, we arrived to San Borja. I know this area, yay! I called my dad when I first saw it and he'd leave in order to go to the station. Wow! San Borja's traffic was heavy too, but the area looked so different than the other one. I'm always driving through San Borja, but never in a double deck motorcoach, hehehe. So it gave me another perspective, sweet! Have to say it again, I like my city :)

Our arrival time was estimated by 11am, but we finally arrived at noon.
don't give me that look, Gunther... I missed you...
Since I didn't have baggage to claim I was ready soon. I called my dad and he was in his way. In the meanwhile I called mom, letting her now that her little daughter was safe in Lima, hahaha. A couple of minutes later and after rejecting 1/2 cab drivers, my dad arrived and we started going home. His first expresion was: "you are black!" hahaha. Ok, mission accomplished.

We arrived home and who was waiting for me? Gunther!!! my dad took him to the grooming the day before, so he was so clean and handsome. It was like if he was holding my arm with his feet. Didn't want to let me go. Before having lunch I wanted to take a shower, but Gunther didn't let me move, awwww. I had to distract him, in order to run out of the kitchen, hahaha.

I had an awesome time in the north. Now time to unpack and go back to real life. Adventure was over. Well, almost it was still missing that my parents saw the tattoo, hahaha. Couldn't wait to see their faces :P


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El Agustino - like a favela
El Agustino - like a favela
more autos - Im getting so close …
more autos - I'm getting so close…
dont give me that look, Gunther..…
don't give me that look, Gunther.…
at the entrance of Puente Piedra
at the entrance of Puente Piedra
an informal bus terminal
an informal bus terminal
wide avenue in Cono Norte
wide avenue in Cono Norte
a mall in Cono Norte
a mall in Cono Norte
an open market
an open market
Senati - a technical institue
Senati - a technical institue
lot of taxis
lot of taxis
heavy traffic in Cono Norte
heavy traffic in Cono Norte
El Agustino - colorful houses
El Agustino - colorful houses
traffic in San Isidro
traffic in San Isidro
Lima, a city for everybody!
Lima, a city for everybody!
San Borja district!!!!
San Borja district!!!!
Ovalo Quinones
Ovalo Quinones
the bus
the bus
my baby!!!!!!
my baby!!!!!!
Lima
photo by: rsvpme