Amigas, Memorias y Lomo Saltado

[Today is Spanish Friday so this post is in Spanish. For the English translation, please scroll down. If you participated in Spanish Friday on your own blog, leave your link in comments!]
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Este fin de semana yo fui a una conferencia de tres días que era unas millas fuera de Washington, DC. El día final era un día corto, y aún más corto porque yo y unas amigas escapamos temprano como niñas malas echando pinta.

Carlos nos llevamos en carro al National Mall – Carlos manejando, yo la pasajera de adelante, y cuatro atrás aúnque sólo hay tres cinturones. Cuando señalé que no había suficientes cinturones de seguridad, una amiga me llamaba ‘gringa’ (pero completamente con amor y buen humor.) Por eso nunca voy a mencionar lo de los cinturones otra vez… (pero que ellas pagarían el boleto si la poli nos paraba! Yo les advertí!)

Era un día lindísimo. No era tan frío, ni tan caliente. Los árboles estaban cambiando de color y el sol brillaba. Pasando tiempo con amigas que me quieren mucho pero que usualmente viven lejos – qué más puedo pedir?

¿Qué tal una buena comida? Les sugerí que fueramos al museo de los Indios Americanos porque queria enseñarles las exhibiciones del Día de Los Muertos y también he oido muchos veces que la comida en la cafeteria es bien rica, pero todavia no había tenido la oportunidad de probarla.

Bueno, la comida no me decepcionó. Había tantas buenas opciones, (muy estilo América Latina), que no podría elegir. Mis amigas recomendaran un plato Peruano que se llama “Lomo Saltado.”

Mira qué rico! Cualquier país que arroja un puñado de papas fritas en un plato de carne y arroz, es oficialmente unos de mis favoritos. Que viva Perú!

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[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

This past weekend I went to a three day conference a few miles outside of Washington, DC. The final day of the conference was a short day, and shorter still because myself and some friends escaped early like little girls skipping school.

Carlos took us in the car to the National Mall – Carlos driving, myself as the front seat passenger and four in the back even though there are only three seat belts. When I pointed out that there weren’t enough safety belts, a friend called me ‘gringa’ (but completely with love and good humor.) For that reason, I’ll never mention the thing about the seat belts again… (but they’ll have to pay the ticket if the police stop us. I already warned them!)

The day was so beautiful. It wasn’t too cold, neither too hot. The trees were changing color and the sun was shining. Passing time with friends who I really love but that usually live far away – what more could I ask for?

How about some good food? I suggested we go to the Museum of the American Indian because I wanted to show them the Día de los Muertos displays and I had also heard many times that the cafeteria food there is really good, but still hadn’t had the opportunity to try it.

Well, the food didn’t disappoint me. There were so many options, (very Latin American-style), that I couldn’t choose. My friends recommended a Peruvian dish called “Lomo Saltado.”

Look how delicious! Any country that throws a handful of french fries on a plate of meat and rice is officially one of my favorites. Long live Peru!

Posted on October 28, 2011, in Corazón, Culture, en español, food/drink, Spanish Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Que buena foto de todas Uds.!! Eso hubiera sido yo con los cinturones de seguridad también. JAJA. Quería ir a ese museo la ultima vez que fuimos a DC! Esa exhibición debe ser muy interesante.

    Ponen papas fritas así en Bolivia también….me parecía tan raro la primera vez que lo ví. Pero era rico.

  2. Looks like you had fun! Tu comida takes me back to columbia pike lol a little peruvian place we used to go to when I was little was there hmm maybe I should venture out that way this weekend and see if it is still there. Gracias por darme hambre forget that you mentioned museums all I saw was food LOL

  3. How lucky for your amigas that you live close by the conference and where able to take them for a little sightseeing. That plate of food looks delicious. Here is my contribution for Spanish Friday: http://rubireyes-lifeinthearmpit.blogspot.com/2011/10/customer-appreciation-day-1028.html

  4. I love your sweater in that photo!

  5. LOL at “Mira qué rico! Cualquier país que arroja un puñado de papas fritas en un plato de carne y arroz, es oficialmente unos de mis favoritos. Que viva Perú!’

    Esa comida se ve riquísima! Me recuerda a un restaurante que yo iba llamado El Pollo Loco donde sirven comida Colombiana, rico! Gracias por compartir tus fotos!

    http://isolated-existence.blogspot.com/2011/10/spanish-friday-revision-de-kat-von-ds.html

  6. The Gringa thing was totally out of love and fun :) I think Roxana and I both blurted it out at the same time! Jajaja! Nos hemos reído y divertido mucho juntas, no? Loved meeting Carlos, too. Todo un caballero y bellísima pareja!!
    Can´t wait till the next one, amiga!

    • I think you’re right that you and Rox blurted it out at the same time. Roxana also called me a gringa the day before when I attempted to wait for the hotel revolving door to turn so we could each have enough personal space, (she dragged me in with her! LOL.) … Anyway, you guys make me feel loved and we did share a lot of laughs. I love being your gringa :)

      Miss you all mucho!

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