Lima day 2
Sun 27 May 2007 - Sun 27 May 2007 26 °C
Today we wanted to go do some sightseeing in Lima.
Although I have to say we were quite disappointed - since in the center there was not much to see. Apart from the big plaza where we have seen the change of guards in front of the President's palace & some famous Lima-balconies.
It was just like a totally empty city centre - which seemed like no real PEOPLE were spending their time there… It was even hard to find a decent restaurant, so finally we decided to take a cab all the way back to Miraflores where we came from - and to go to the shopping mall by the ocean (where we went the night before) - as there were plenty of nice small restaurants.
And yes… there we have overdosed on seafood… It was INSANE. I ordered a starter + main course. the starter was a crab with parmesan and white wine - from the over, I thought I would get a lousy little crabby… I was clearly wrong, since when my plate came it turned out to be 2 huge crabs + mussels. All looked lovely, and tasted even better. but was by NO MEANS what my idea of an APPETIZER was - I was absolutely full after eating that,. Even though Chris helped me a bit.
Chrisse's stuffed avocado:
And then our MAIN courses am… Paellas….
Now.. you might think a paella is rice + some seafood… Clearly in Lima they got it wrong - since it was MOUNTAINS of seafood + a tiny bit of rice. NOT that we would complain. it was all delicious, full of lobsters, mussels, squid, clams, prawns, octopus etc etc. LOTS of it all… And of course we couldn’t squeeze all that in… haha, then a waiter came, and he was begging us to let him take the lobsters back to the kitchen, so they could break the claws for us there… And we were so full we weren't sure we would even manage to eat them. Eventually, we agreed to break the claws ourselves and attempted to eat it all...
It was just TOO MUCH of great seafood! Enough for 3 meals actually!
After that it was tieme to go to the airport… The holiday is officially OVER :-( :'-(
and here;s THE last pickie from Peru... a little girl which was flying with her parents with us back to Amsterdam... together with her pet-guinea-pig . She was so cute, I had to ask the parents if I could take a pic of her: