Being Tourists – Parque del Agua

Time-wise, you could do Lima in about 4 days, and see just about all there is to see. Considering traffic, it might take you 8 days, but that’s an issue for another blog post. Zac and I have been here for almost 4 months, and our visit to the Parque del Agua (Water Park) was one of the first things we’ve really done. We spend a lot of time working, traveling to and from teaching, and curled up in the fetal position with easy access to the bathroom (TMI?) watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. I feel like my stomach is a big ol’ pansy when it comes to battling the Peruvian bacteria, but most people say that 3-4 months in is usually the turning point, so I’m hoping we’ll be good to go in the belly department pretty soon.

Anyway, back to the water park! We decided to have a quiet Friday night, and man did this place deliver! You can hardly hear the traffic from inside the darkened park, lit only by the water and light shows. I’m into inanimate objects dancing, ya know, stuffed teddy bears, mushrooms from Fantasia, etc., so this was right up my alley.

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It’s basically a park with lots of colorfully lit fountains. This first shot is at the entrance. Then we saw this…looks like Dorothy had a rough landing?

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There’s a huge fountain that dances to light and music, called Fantasia, which was my favorite.

Fantasia

Fantasia

There were some really cool displays, so here are a few fun photos for ya!

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Kind of a creepy tea party – Alice in Wonderland-esque display.

The following night, we headed out for our friend’s birthday. We  ate the world’s best antichuchos, played cards at the house, then grabbed a drink at this new bar around the corner. For those of you who don’t know, anticuchos are made from beef heart, skewered, grilled, and delicious. This woman, Grimanessa, is famous for her anticuchos, and they’re definitely the best we’ve had here! Disclaimer: Peruvian food is not healthy. That’s just another weekend in the big city!

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This one would have been awesome if I had better camera skills.

Anyway, that’s that! At least we’re getting out of our apartment once in a while. :) The following weekend we spent Saturday at an all-you-can-eat sushi place called Wasabi. Worst. Decision. Ever. Not only did we eat too much, (about 36 rolls between 4 people) but also, we all got sick for 24 hours! One of us is Peruvian, so she’s acclimated to the bacteria here and still got sick. Wasabi, your quality is terrible and I will not be endorsing you.

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