A nice evening with sweet ladies :)
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March 29th, 2010 – by: yadilitta
I helped her arranging a cab to pick up her and her friend from the airport. It wasn't even 5am, when I got a phone call from the cab company. Mrs. Verona didn't show up. What?!?! I told them to wait a bit longer and after a while they called me letting me know they were in their way to the hotel, sweet! I had already recommended Verona to go to downtown during the day and arranged to meet up in the afternoon.
As agreed I arrived at 6pm and there I met Verona and her 2 friends. We weren't sure what to do or where to go, so after talking about this for a while, we decided to take it easy that first day. The decision was to go to charming Barranco, just to chill out and relax. Heidi wanted to go for dinner, but it was still early for that.
I was driving and Marsha was surprised/shocked by the heavy traffic in Lima, hahaha. She was saying she might not be able to drive in Lima. Well, eventually we get used to it. Driving around was a great way to show them a bit of the city and it was a very good idea to go to another neighborhood. We stayed in Barranco for about 1/2 hour. Just walking around and taking pictures. And before I noticed it, I became a tour guide! I was telling them about the city, history, people, etc. I couldn't help laughing when picture time started and I saw that 3 of us had pink cameras!!! hahaha pink power!!!
Well, it was already time to drive back to Miraflores and have dinner.
We got a nice table and then the difficult part started: trying to decide what to eat, hahaha. Well, in the meanwhile we ordered our cocktails. You know when you are in Rome... so, the choice was pretty obvious: Pisco! By the time our drinks came, we already knew what we would have for appetizer. Ladies wanted the Peruvian experience and this is what they would get. I was so happy they all were thrilled out with the idea of tasting Peruvian food, without any prejudice.
Service was fast, or maybe we felt it so since we were enjoying our drinks and a nice conversation. Appetizers arrived: guinea pig on top of plantain, anticuchos (cow's heart) with yuca, shrimp with quinoa & causas (mashed potatoes with stuffing). We put them in the center of the table, so we all could try everything. The waiter brought chili sauce and I was a bit worried if they would like it, but I shouldn't have done so. They liked it and Marsha loved it! hahaha.
It was a lot of food, so we wouldn't order an entree for each one. We got 2 to share. That was a very smart idea. I was in charge of that decision. I knew the only thing I should care about was: as Peruvian as possible, hahaha. Well, we got: baby goad with mashed limabeans and rice and "aji de gallina" a chicken with a sauce made with yellow pepper.
Food was very yummy and conversation was as great if not greater. We were sharing tasty food, but most important we were able to talk and know each other better. Yes, we all had different backgrounds, but shared the passion for travel. I guess we all have the travel bug and are wanting to visit new places and meet new people. The only TB's were Verona and me and at the very beginning of the evening we explained how we met, hahaha. But at the end of the night we were acting like old friends :)
It was a very nice night. I spent a sweet time with these 3 ladies and I hope their 1st night in Lima was what they were expecting. It felt so good to meet them and to know I'm able to share a bit of my country with them. When would we meet again? Tomorrow!
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