Day 22: Lima

We awoke this morning to the sounds of some tour group gathering around 7:15 am.  While this early wake up was not our plan, we had slept soundly, reveling in the oxygen levels that we were more used to!

We went down to breakfast around 8:30, and met Glenn and Gwen at 9:00.  We had personal stuff to do for the next hour or two ( laundry, blogging and ironing…mundane but necessary on an extended trip) so we met again around 11:30 for a walk down to the sea shore, and a Pisco Sour or two (with lunch of course!)

Enroute we enjoyed this neighborhood, filled with new buildings, with a few old homes mixed in for contrast.

 We arrived at the beach front and enjoyed watching the sea as we made our way to Larco Mar.  On the way we saw the equivalent of the CMA headquarters for Peru!  We also saw a Cordon Bleu Cooking School.  Shades of things to come as we were booked into Astrid and Gaston’s for dinner ( one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and a Michelin 3 star…for once I don’t have to cook anything for Slava!)

Once at the Largo Mar ( an outdoor shopping centre built into the side of a cliff) we browsed the shops and the guys headed to Tanto’s for an isotonic beverage.  Once we regrouped, we enjoyed our first drink – Thanks to Marty!!

After lunch we meandered back to our hotel doing odd errands along the way.  We enjoyed a few hours of rest ( of course Dan went to pick up our laundry while I blogged) and then got ready for our dinner at Astrid and Gaston’s – Looking forward to the treat!

We had a bit of a rest, organized ourselves and took a taxi to our meal extravaganza.  We ordered the 15 course tasting menu ( Glenn, Dan and I also ordered the accompanying wine pairings). Here’s a sample of what we had!

Sorry… I took a bite out of my Peking style Cuy roll before I remembered to take the picture – this was amazing!

Suffice it to say that we were stuffed!!!  What a wonderful way to celebrate our Patron Saint’s Day, and the last evening we would have together with Glenn and Gwen.  Our next challenge was fitting our over stuffed bodies into the cab back to our hotel!

A lovely evening after a relaxing day where we didn’t have to work our minds on new learnings.  Perhaps tomorrow we’ll have energy to tackle more…until then!

Categories: A South American Adventure


  1. OMG ! So jealous ! That meal looks so amazing. Your photos of the mall on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific bring back such great memories.
    Amazing ! Have fun and travel safe the rest of your trip !!


  2. Wow! A great way to celebrate your Saint‘s Day and being back at sea level. Though I still think after this sometimes strenuous adventure you are going to need a holiday to recover! Stay safe. Buen Camino.


  3. Wow-I’m loving your blog !! Enjoying some armchair adventures with you !!


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