Mark, my 1st TB from Malta :)
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October 18th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
As agreed I went to his hostel at 1:30pm and it was perfect time. He just arrived from downtown. It was nice finally meeting him. Well, we both were hungry (what a surprise!) and he was curious about the Peruvian Carpaccio aka Cebiche.
We took a bus to Barranco and walked for a bit until we finally found the restaurant, hehehe. So good I did some research at home ;) It was a bit late (3pm), so the place wasn't crowded and we could find a table without any problem. We were looking at the menu when the owner came and gave us some recommendations. He's super friendly!
We started with cebiche of course and some beer. But cebiche wasn't enough for hungry Mark, hahaha, so we ordered another dish: Tacu Tacu.
Ok, now we were ready to leave. We were near the main square in Barranco, so we'd walk there. I don't know if it was close or not but the walk didn't seem to be long since we had such a nice conversation. I didn't know Malta and Peru have so many cultural similarities, well both are Catholic countries. So, I learned something new, thanks Mark!
So bad it wasn't sunny, but at least it wasn't that cold and we could even cross the highway and go to the beach. After walking around Barranco for a while, we decided to go back to Miraflores.
Having no car turned to be a good thing, since I didn't have to worry about parking spot, hehehe. We were walking until it got dark and a bit cooler. We were still full from lunch, but there's always room for sweets. I didn't know Mark was a sweets lover - but not fruity ones - so it surprised me when he asked me if I'd like to have coffee and dessert, great!
We went to one of the emblematic cafes in Miraflores and were lucky to find a table. The place was packed! What did we get? A coconut cake for me and a chocolate & lucuma one for him. Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit so "trying Peruvian dessert" done! This time we weren't talking about past travels, but about future ones. Mark would start his travel around Peru - mostly south - and I had some ideas.
Cake was delicious but it was time to leave. Mark was going to an internet cafe and I'd go back home. When I arrived home, I logged in on MSN and found him online, hahaha, so we finished with his plans about Cusco and surroundings. Oh! we just noticed we had a new way to communicate. His cellphone was working here, yay!
I had a great time with Mark and this was the first day. Before flying back home, he'd stop in Lima and stay here for 2 days, sweet! So we'll meet again, yay! I will talk about my trip to Colombia and he'll talk about his adventures in Cusco and Puno.
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