Thursday, March 22, 2012

Miraflores, Lima: Another day - and more to see

Vis Peru April 2012 i et større kart

Woke up around 4 AM this morning, as quite a few had a great time on the other side of the road, severely affecting my sleep - but who cares? I am on holiday!!
Avenida Arequipa, Miraflores by: Maria Espichan

9.00 AM:
I have my bed close to a window going from floor to the ceiling in my San Fernando bedroom. This morning I rolled up the blinds to look out. First it was night with lights, and as darkness faded, lights did too, turning night into day.

I have no idea what music they played but the rhythm was smooth and people had a great time, as they talked and laughed, and I think I could locate the party to a small house nearby.

I had located a large insect on the ceiling in the corner. Thinking it was a large cockroach I felt slightly at ease, and it had moved a little closer to my bed. To my relief it was a big moth that suddenly took off and went through the opening in the sliding door.

I stood up at 6.30 AM, and found that my friend Laila as up too, and I went down to the Per-Lizza buying those fresh focaccias at 0,40 soles per piece, warm and newly baked. I made good coffee and then we made a good breakfast from the stuff I bought yesterday.  I say - breakfast in Lima tastes great!!

Plans for the day? Parque Kennedy, just a 15 minute walk away, Huaca Pucllana, a great pyramide is also located in the Miraflores district. I will keep you posted......

Pyramide. Photo: Hires an editor
4.00 PM: Walked up to Parque Kennedy, had a snack at Chef's Café - tequenos, pastry filled with cheese with avocado dip, sparkling mineral water and coffee. Walking on to Huaca Pucllana. Visited Inca Market on our way. Great place to look for hand craft.

Huaca Pucllana was extremeley impressive and larger than I had expected. Was fenced in, and walked around and got a few great shots.

Stopped at 4d, a small café / bar, not far from the pyramide, had a few Cristal beer, before walking down to Larcomar and ordered lunch at Vivaldino.

My first ( and probably only) time that I will eat tuna with caramel sauce. The dish was called Atun with aged rhum and coconut sauce, medium done. A giant sized piece of tuna served on mashed potatoes with a sweet sauce with chili. It was exquisite!!!!! Service was even as good as the food, with a funny waiter making our lunch even better. A dry Chilean chardonnay wine was an excellent choice.

Returned to our flat. Will keep you posted on the last lag of the day!!

9.32 PM: Just returned from Antigua Bodega. Enjoyed a delicious ravioli with artichokes in a blue cheese sauce, extremely tasty, as well as Crema Catalana and two glasses of vino tinto de la casa.  Sum: 75 soles, a ridiculously low price for a delicious meal.  This has been a very interesting day, all in all, with so many impressions, and I will read a few pages of my Maigret book before turning in.

Stay tuned for tomorrows adventures here on Enjoy Food & Travel.    


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