Day two in Lima was all about colours. If you haven’t already Google Translated the title of this post, I’m talking all about them – the green coast, black pasta and a head-to-toe grey ootd. Sure, they might not be the brightest of colours, but that’s about all you’re gonna get. (Even the beautiful, colourful building are covered in a layer of dust that once removed, would show through to a stunningly bright paint.)
We started the day off with ceviche and pasta negra with calamari at Punta Sal (a restaurant known for its “taste of the sea”) in Miraflores. I was pretty skeptical at first about the gruesomely dark appearance of my pasta but once I braved the first bite I discovered it tasted just like fettuccine Alfredo – I wolfed down the whole bowl.
We then took a stroll along la Costa Verde towards Larcomar – an americanized shopping centre, mostly for tourists and rich Peruvians. It’s a beautiful place but the only thing I ended up buying was a memory card. Hey, I could buy all the Banana Republic and Gap that I wanted but nothing is going to compare to those recuerdos.
There was the cutest little stand alone cafe along the water on our walk home (well, on our walk to go get a taxi to take us home). We stopped in to get a cappuccino and share a nutella crepe. Que ricisimo! By then the day was well on its way to being siesta time and this was the perfect pick-me-up.
It was such an overcast day in Lima! Truthfully, I’ve only seen the sun about once since arriving – if that. Today I decided to match my look to the sky. I almost blend right in.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
black halter top | RAZZLE DAZZLE BRAND
grey skirt | JOE FRESH
strappy sandals | CALL IT SPRING
navy leather camera bag | THEIT