Couchsurfing, salsa dancing, and a jazz club
Trip Start May 06, 2007
166Trip End Jul 24, 2008
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Thursday night we joined Jacque for his salsa dancing class which ended up being more of an hour and a half aerobics class with a focus on how to move your hips
Later that night, Bryan and I went to a Jazz club to hear and Afro-Peruvian band, Fiesta Negra. They were a lot of fun. One of the guys in the band was hysterical to watch because he was really getting down and grooving with the music while he played. I have some video that I'll post on-line eventually when I have a faster connection. The only bad part about the night was that the band only played one short set for about an hour and fifteen minutes. We would have liked to have heard more from them.
Friday night we went to a performance of traditional dances called Las Brisas de Titicaca. They wore traditional costumes and danced traditional dances from all over Peru. The costumes were beautifully colorful and very different from the different regions
Saturday another girl from couchsurfing joined us to go out salsa dancing. At first it was a lot of fun, but then the place got really crowded, so much so that you couldn't actually dance on the dance floor. After getting elbowed in the side a couple of times (hard enough to cause bruising) and hit in the face, I decided that I was ready to call it a night.
Sunday I had lunch with another couchsurfer, a girl from the Bay Area who had just arrived in Lima the night before. Then after spending some time in the art museum, I met up with another girl from couchsurfing who lives in Lima. She took me to her neighborhood where we walked around for awhile and spent some time talking. She's going to be moving to Manchester, England in the fall for grad school, so if I end up visiting there I may see her again.
I've really enjoyed the time in Lima and have stayed really busy meeting up with so many different people. It's been nice to be back in a big city after all the small towns. But, all good things must come to an end, so tomorrow morning we're leaving Lima to continue south to Pisco. It's always good to leave a place before you've worn out your welcome.