And so we found ourselves in Lima. It turns out we find cities a little less interesting nowadays so I have a bit less to report than usual. I think I can boil it down to two things.
The main square in the gringo area is filled with cats. It is paradise. They are all super friendly and cuddly and I had serious problems dragging myself away. A large portion of each day was spent playing with the cats. Also in the cat park is a piano that anyone can play, so some interesting music and a host of kind strangers with whom I had a succession of conversations that was nice Spanish practice. Egg avoided the nice people. Or maybe they weren’t nice but just everyone looks more approachable with a cat on their lap.
Astrid y Gaston
The number 17 restaurant in the world, an amazing experience and a ridiculous expensive treat. We went at lunch as it is booked months in advance for dinner (wearing clothes with holes, ink stains and creases, we are not presentable). There are only five tables and the experience took us over three hours and 29 courses. It was good. We were very happy and full and a bit embarrassed at the indulgence.