A big day hanging out with BiG! :P
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September 28th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
It was about 5pm when I went to Javier's house and BiG was already waiting for me. Christopher and Kelly would go to visit some relatives and do some shopping, while I'd take good care of BiG. Now it was time for him to know Yadi's Lima, hehehe. So, where to go now? I was thinking about going to grab an empanada for snack but didn't know if he was hungry or not. Then I got the best answer: "you don't need to be hungry to eat." hahaha. So true! hahaha. Yesterday at the food festival, the organizer cheff recommended an empanada. I knew the place was near the Love park and haven't tried it yet.
1st stop: empanada. This is a small place serving pizzas but also empanadas. To drink we asked for Inca Kola and chicha morada (purple corn refreshment). Then our empanadas came, one stuffed with corn and the other with aji de gallina (Peruvian dish about chicken in aji sauce). It was a bit cool outside, but it was so warm and cozy inside. Furthermore, the empanadas are great comfort food. BiG was telling me about what they were doing earlier, including cebiche and beer for lunch. After tasting our empanadas we were ready to move.
2nd stop: love park. We found a parking spot and started to walk along the park, from the light house until crossing the suicide bridge. It was a good idea to walk, it felt so good to stretch our legs although it was windy.
3rd stop: Old Surco. This part of the city is not touristy at all, although is charming. Surco (where I live) is a big area, having a modern but also an old part. We went to the old part which has a small plaza, a big church and also one of my favorite spots to try something Peruvian: anticuchos (cow's heart). After walking around the square and the history lesson about the area, we went to this small restaurant in a corner.
4th stop: Barranco. A drink? Why not? But just one, since I was driving. I was thinking about going to my bar in Miraflores, but better go to the Angel place. BiG loved the decor and charming atmosphere here. We have been talking about the Lima Meet Up and I wanted him to see where was one of the places where we were hanging out. He got an Irish Coffee and I got a cocktail.
Well, this was the perfect ending of a perfect day. I drove BiG back to Javier's and agreed to meet tomorrow around noon. Can't wait to hear what his friends say about what he ate, hahaha. Time to go back home and catch some sleep, I will wake up early tomorrow so I'd have enough time to work, go to the gym and meet BiG before lunch. It'd be a busy day. Love it! :)
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