The Ascetic Life of A New Apartment

So we finally moved in our new apartment last week. Or old, I should say, because we had it rented for three years. But this is the first time we’re living in it.

What a difference it is to have your own place with your own kitchen. I know the food of Peru is known to be absolutely delicious, but surviving on cheap cafe food and menus do nothing to flatter your waistline. For those of you unfamiliar with Peruvian food – all meals come with potatoes AND white rice, and a piece of meat of fish. You’re lucky to get any vegetables at all. And before you know it, you’ve gained 10 lbs. The good thing about the menus, of course, is that you can get a full meal (appetizer, main course and drink) for $2-3 .

Home-cooked meals can be more expensive, but if you shop in the markets you’ll be fine. It was funny cooking the first meals, because we had next to no utensils. Our first meal, a salad, was made in something that looks like a pee-pot, with one knife and using a plate as a cutting board. Luckily there were only two of us, because we only have two chairs.

In fact, we had nothing more than two chairs, a dining table and two rocking chairs the first week. But do you really need more? We’ve made a decision not to fill up this apartment with “stuff”. I guess we’ll see how that goes…


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anna
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 08:42:36

    So when i come visit, should I bring my own chair? Nice blog. I enjoy your writing very much.


    • lifeinlima
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 09:10:36

      Thanks Anna. We now have five chairs, and the kitchen is also (slowly) being tooled up. Little by little we are getting more and more comfortable. You won’t miss a thing ūüôā Just bring your toothbrush.


  2. Rischmöller Real Estate
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:15:04

    Pee pot salad. Yum.


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