I had a really good weekend. I found out I have shingles but once I got a diagnosis and drugs I felt much better and was ready to have a good weekend. That is exactly what I did. On Friday I went out to a Korean restaurant with Marco. I thought it was delicious but a little overpriced. Marco, with a bit more of a particular palette (he's picky) didn't like it too much. He's a trooper though because he tried everything which is what my parents taught me to do when I was a kid. I think that is why I eat everything now. There is very little that I refuse to eat. Anyway, after dinner we went to the Pirwa hostel and met up with Cecilia and Sadidt, my two Peruvian chicas. We played some pool and then headed to Mythology for a bit of salsa dancing. I am in love with salsa. On Saturday at Maximo I was the example for everyone. It was pretty cool being told to come to the front for everyone to follow. It was super fun! Anyway, after dancing at Mythology we went to Hibrido where we found pretty much all the Maximo staff celebrating Amy Phillip's birthday. I don't know why, but it was a lot more fun than usual hanging out with everyone. I especially enjoyed Corey pumping himself up with Schwitz power. Hilarious! :) One of my favorite pictures I have taken down here is this one.
I am surrounded by awesome people. I love it! Last night was a ton of fun because there was another dinner party at Marissa's. This time it was a potluck and a DVD exchange. We got to try three different types of cakes too. One had a maracuya sauce on it. Delicious! I noticed that for every gringo there, there was a Peruvian significant other. I shouldn't be surprised by it, but I certainly noticed it and thought it was kind of cool. I thought Marco would be sort of bored but he liked the English listening practice.
Today there was a desfile or parade in the plaza de armas. I don't know exactly what it was about but it had everyone in it from cycling clubs, to the workers at Molino shopping center. Everyone paid their respects to the local government and Marco was there standing at attention for it all. You can't see him but he is standing near the podium in his uniform under the white tent.
So overall this weekend rocked and I got to spend time with all my friends. I think I am going to go salsa dancing with Erica tonight. The more practice the better! I talked to my mom today too which was really nice. It's always good to catch up with my momma. She is one of my best friends and I tell her everything. Thank goodness for awesome parents.