Australia & NZ 2011 (21 March)

21 March was my mum’s birthday. Of course it wasn’t her birthday yet in Peru (the time difference is 16 hours), but still I had her in my mind. It was the first beautiful day since we arrived, bright and sunny. I convinced Alvaro to go to the beach for a workout and a bit of sun exposure. Our pre-workout meal was a banana and some almonds.

Beach view from the penthouse

Alvaro ran and I did yoga. We both freshened up in the sea before heading back to the apartment. Breakfast (post-workout meal, really) was scrambled eggs with thyme, baby spinach, avocado, wholemeal Lebanese bread, a slice of tasty cheese, and a bit of yogurt.

After the 11 am meditation session we had leftovers for lunch again: beef and lamb steaks, plus a salad of iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, lime juice and olive oil.

One more meditation session and we were ready for dinner. But we didn’t want any more meat, so we went to Govindas with Angela C. We managed to get a free table (the place is small and popular), and as we waited in the queue to order, Neil arrived and was quite surprised of finding us in a vegetarian restaurant. I wonder why.

Angela, Alvaro and I chose the medium plate (rice + 3 dishes for $11). Neil wasn’t that hungry and had a small plate (rice + 2 dishes for $9). I chose the vegetable curry (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, lima beans), antipasto salad (olives, etc), and pumpkin, baby spinach & avocado salad. The serving was huge and the food was really good. Tasty and comforting.

Govindas - Rice, koftas, tofu salad, vegetable curry

Rice, koftas, tofu salad, vegetable curry

Govindas - Rice, croquettes, kofta salad, vegetable curry

Rice, croquettes, kofta salad, vegetable curry

Govindas - Antipasto salad, pumpkin, baby spinach & avocado salad, rice, vegetable curry

Antipasto salad, pumpkin, baby spinach & avocado salad, rice, vegetable curry

We were stuffed up but Alvaro and I had bought a custard & semolina dessert, which was actually very nice. It was like a warm bread pudding layered with silky custard, both of them not too sweet.

Stuffed up as we were, we managed to get through at least half of the evening session and then passed out in bed.

Govindas
20 James Street
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
(07) 5607 0782

www.govindas.net.au

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