Day 106 - Walk to Barranco
Jun 14, 2013
. The beers were ice cold and were served in frozen glasses, we had a couple while watching American football. When we paid the bill and left the guy serving us said "cya mates", in his best Aussie accent. After that we headed back to the hostel and freshened up and went to the strip for dinner. After dinner we went to say hi to our bouncer friend at The Old Pub called Jose, we ended up having a few beers there and chatting lots with Jose then a few more drinks and pretty soon it was closing time and we asked Jose to come out with us for a drink. Jose our big bouncer friend ended up taking us to 3 different clubs, we had a massive night, dancing salsa and meeting people. Jose is such a great guy, he looked after us and kept and eye on us, his English wasn't great but with my little bit of Spanish and his English we got long great. At the big club we ended up at last, we were up on an area that was above the dance floor, Bobbie was learning to salsa from Jose and doing a great job, I was dancing with a group of girls who were try to teach me but I was terrible at it, at one point I remember looking down onto the dance floor and nearly everyone in the whole club was watching us gringos trying to dance, people were pointing and laughing but I didn't care we were having a great time and it makes you feel almost famous when you have the attention of just about everyone in the club. We ended up having a really big night and didn't get back until daylight. Jose was a champ and by the end of the night was calling us "loco gringos" because we are crazy part animals. Jose dropped us off in a taxi, the taxi driver was also a champ, his name was willy and he even got out of his cab to take photos with us on his camera. We were pretty tired but really stoked we got to go out and experience Lima nightlife and know we were in safe hands with our awesome new friend Jose.
Today we took a massive walk to the next suburb called Barranco. We got up had some breakfast and walked back down to the ocean and then followed the shoreline right the way along until we were in the suburb of Barranco. Barranco is similar to Miraflores, it's a touristy area with lots of restaurants, shops and nightlife. It took us a few hours to walk there and back. Along the way we saw the Australian embassy, I'm pretty sure it was closed. We didn't end up seeing much in Barranco, we just walked up into a Main Street and then back in the direction we came from until we were heading back to Miraflores. We basically just wanted to go for a big walk, so that's what we did. On the way back we stopped at a shopping complex that was basically right on the cliff near the ocean, we were pretty thirsty so we went into a TGI Fridays and had a beer. The guy that served us at the bar was a good dude, he had dread locks, he shook our hands and introduced himself, he spoke good English and told us he has friends in Australia, he loves rugby and AFL and had a Brisbane Broncos top and a Brisbane Lions one as well