Sunday, August 29, 2010
Arriving in Lima a las siez y media en la manana we were welcomed with fog, a chill breeze and friendly Latin American smiles. Getting our luggage, taxi and to our already booked hostal was smooth sailing.
The real treat began when my friend Pepe´s (who I met in Kenya Africa 2 years ago) friend Juan met us and took us on a real local eye tour of Lima and area. Juan loves to surf and Lima has some of the best waves in the world. He drove us just outside the city and showed us a populat spot. Huge waves and crazy surf skills. ME GUSTA!
For Lunch we had civiche (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebiche)! Soooo good! This is the National Dish and mas populares en Lima.
Juan then dropped us off in Central Lima where we adventured around and saw the city local life on a typical Saturday.
Dinner was a real treat, think Lima (fresh fish-seafood) meets the best of Japan Sushi, that was Edo. Mix that with some delicious Agrentinia Vino Blanco and I´ll be smiling all night.
Despues la cena we met Juan again, this time at his place, where we met his amigo and indulged into our first peruvian cerveza and pisco shot. (Pisco Sour being the National Drink... which I have yet to try=
I was craving to go to a real local salsa bar on a Saturday night, but knowing we had a 7am flight to Cuzco the next morning, I just couldn´t do it... next time
Now, OFF TO CUZCO : elevation 3340m !