Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Mi Cumpleanos Actual...
After the embassy we spent the day exploring Miraflores. It's the most exclusive and expensive area of Lima, and our attempts to find a cheap hotel were entirely in vain (the really cheap hostals were for grubby gringo backpackers and turned their noses at Tito's stylish leather jacket and my high heels!). But I was very impressed with what I saw of the area. The buildings in Miraflores have oodles of character and style, and there are lots of decidedly diverting bars and shops. I bought myself a little birthday present (ahem) to celebrate, a pair of wonderful red sandles made in Brazil. We went to D'nnos pizza for lunch (yum) and later had a horrendously expensive cappucino at one of the charming, candlelit outdoor cafes surrounding the park. It was a perfect day; we returned happily exhausted to our grubby hostal for retired teachers (!) and didn't mind half as much as we could have that the hot water was non-existant and the beds were rock-hard. 'Cuz we were together with the roof right over our heads... and 'CUZ WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!