Today was a long yet glorious day!
It started with a shower.. water pressure-nonexistant. Temperature sensitivity-extreme.
What a wake up. The hostal we stayed in provided a complimentary continental breakfast, we had only 3 choices, I chose eggs,toast,cheese,coffee,and juice. Juice was pineapple and awesome. Coffee was espresso, just my style and the eggs were sunny side up....sooooo not my style.
Eggs should be scrambled..always scrambled. But, Hey, it´s all about trying new things so I gave it a go. Not bad if I do say so myself...hit the spot actually. As long as I illiminate the thought of chicken fetus running fown my toast, I´m okay.
After breakfast we checked into our next hostel, The Inka Lounge Hostel in Mira Flores, which was pretty nice (a huge step up from the last one). No private bathrooms but much more homey. After we set down our bags we set off for Barranaco, a small seaside village of Lima, as my guidebook said it.. and it was!
The first place we visited was the Museo De Arte Colonial Pedro de Osma. It was a private museum in a historic, ornate Barranaco mansion.
It featured colonial, peruvian art, sculptures, paintings, silver and gold. It was really cool and the house was pimp.
Next, it was eating time! We stopped at Los Delfines, a small seafood restaurant by the beach.
We ordered ¨ceviche especial¨ which came out looking like an edible work of art!
We were so stoked at the size and presentation it took us a minute to figure out how to dive in. Hot peppers, Lime juice, onion, octapus, clams, scallops, whitefish, shrimp, and calamari with a side of yams, which oddly enough tasted like they belonged.
It was wonderful, especially for a dish I would never have ordered, had I known what was in it to begin with. The next course was Tacu-Tacu de la plancha (grilled mahi-mahi) which came over a heaping platter of rice and beans. Another to-die-for meal success.
After lunch we decided on an after meal cigarette which came in tiny packs of ten each.. perfect!
Then we just walked around Barranaco, visited an old church, went to the local library, walked along the beach.. it was overcast but still a nice walk. We found this really cool building that looked really well put together from the front, but was falling to pieces in the back.
We must have walked ten miles that day. We got back to the hostal and my feet were PISSED!... LIVID! My shins were plotting against me and I´m questioning whether or not my body is going to gang up on me and implode.... soo THIS is what exercise feels like huh¿
We relaxed for a lil while, drank some coca tea and decided that it was time for dinner. We strolled down the street and into a nice steak restaurant. For 30 bucks we got a bottle of red wine, salad, french fries, steak, chicken, and pork.. enough to stuff us both to the brim. mmmmm worth it! Tomorrow we fly to cusco early in the morn...