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Delectably Lima

by Rowena Forbes

As I stepped out of Lima airport, the first thing I noticed was the air. I wanted to eat it. It smelt fragrant, succulent, like a rich, sticky marinade for barbecued ribs; slightly salty, slightly sweet and fortified with a generous sprinkle of spices. At first, I looked around for the street vendors that I assumed were nearby, permeating the misty surroundings with the aromas of their wares - but no. It was simply the air itself, Lima air. Gorgeous.

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Rowena Forbes is a copywriter, editor, freelance journalist and lover of all things words.

4 comments:

Mona said...

Delightful.

Autumn Heartsong said...

What a great job capturing that elusive sense of "foreign air"...I felt like that when I landed in London the first time. I haven't been able to describe the experience to anyone is 60 sentences and you did it in six!

Madam Z said...

I was in Lima once. I thought the air smelled like beans...

Robert McEvily said...

[INSERT DRUM CRASH HERE]