Monthly Archives: November 2012

My night out at Lima

We have been planning to go out drinking and partying one night. I have made friends with this very nice Peruvian couple, both of them studying with us, and an exchange student Nick. Then there is Damian. He seems to be everywhere, wherever I go. And I must say that I have come to be very comfortable having him around. He seems to like me too!

So we decide to go out Friday after school. Aaron the boyfriend suggests we hit the Xcess Bar right after class. So I pack my jazzy blouse that I had picked up from Gamarra a few days back, so I can change into it before we hit the party scene.

Once classes are over, I pick up m y satchel and rush to change and in ten minutes I am all prepped to party! Damian of course looks like he has just got out of bed, and Nick wants to get to the party right away. Everyone’s bubbling with energy and we head out for Larcomar shopping center where the Xcess bar is situated. Huge dance floor, great music, and a young bubbly crowd.

The alcohol is great too  we quickly down some tequilas and then settle down with beers. The music has heavy beats and a foreign DJ is playing for the house that evening. We dance and go on to have the first great night out since I reached Lima. Needless to say we are sloshed.

Once we are done drinking and dancing, and then drinking some more, someone drunkenly suggests playing a few hands, and we decide to get back to my apartment and try the Casino Estrella on my laptop. We hire a taxi back to my place, which is like halfway across town, and when we reach home, only Nick and Damian are still willing to play.

I crash, and give Aaron and his girlfriend some privacy. The guys play of course, but I am oblivious for the rest of the night to anything on the outside world.


Magic Water Circuit

It is located in Parque Reserva, Lima, Peru. It’s one of the newest attractions in Lima and so we thought of visiting this on a Sunday. It is one of the most visited attractions in Lima.

You will always find something to do in the Magic Water Circuit. It is one of the most interesting things that you can go and see in Lima. Kids specially love this place. And did we love it? Yes, we enjoyed a lot. If you people are visiting Lima in future, you should add this place in your must see list.

Let me tell you how it was. It has got 13 different styles of fountains which lit up with different colors. Amazing scene! We ran to the fountains to see them better. We got wet a little but we just enjoyed the show. It is not only beautiful but is also entertaining. One of the best places to spend an evening in Lima! Along with the water splashing from the fountains, you can also hear some lovely music. Just think how beautiful it would be to sit there listening to the music and looking at the colorful fountains along with your boyfriend!

More and more people joined us in the evening. A great way to meet and find some friends among the local people. My three months in Lima and the Spanish lessons helped me to get acquainted with several local people. I had a great time with my friends in there.

Looking for a coffe shop in Lima

I finally found something that will have me anchored in Lima for a long long time. Yes! It’s the coffee shops! My poison!

When I first arrived in the country, I went to Starbucks for my daily dose of poison. Some days I would go there a dozen times to buy myself a cuppa! And on those days, I would skip lunch, and trade it for a big cup of coffee. Interestingly, my Peruvian counterparts and other friends from the country all shook their heads in resignation, when they found out I was skipping lunch! Lunch is like a real big deal in this country, and it is the main meal of the day. So if you are missing lunch, it is almost a crime that you are committing against food, and on a macro level, the Peruvians!

So anyways, on one of these days when I was hunting down the nearest Starbucks, I turned around a corner and walked into Café Z! Quite literally!

This place has an amazing team of chefs, all Peruvian, and they serve up a dream on their platters. Breakfast is excellent, and if you are looking for something to munch on at lunch, apart from coffee, you know where to go!

It is nice and cozy, and definitely very affordable; this is also probably why so many youngsters crowd the place. This also serves vegetarian fare, so if there is someone out there who needs a veggie dish or two Café Z will be the best place for you.

Their coffee is of course amazing, and I have also taken to attending the jazz and blues live performances on certain nights of the week.