It was a cloudy day in Miraflores when I decided to visit Parque Kennedy, the district’s central plaza. The park was smaller than I expected, and I kept on hoping there were a thousand flowers in bloom. I thought that was why the place was named Miraflores.
What I found more interesting was the Calle de las Pizzas, a pedestrians-only street that is lined up on both sides with restaurants and pubs. At that time, however, I already bought myself a sandwich and was more eager to visit the beach.
A light shower started to fall and I found myself in El Parque del Amor instead.
A police approached me. I thought she was going to tell me that taking photos wasn’t allowed. Apparently she is a tourist police, and she would usually help take photos of tourists with the El Beso sculpture in the background. She thought that that I was either from China, or Japan, or Singapore. Anyway, she encouraged me to speak in Spanish because it is the only was to improve my Spanish speaking skills.
I told her I found Tingana the most interesting place in Peru, and she was so happy because she hails from Moyobamba.