Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peruvian Wedding

We arrived in Lima, Peru, with our friend Mr. Bodeen, and it was great to be back in the city.  In Peru, it´s less expensive to buy things, which is really nice.  Soon after we got our hostel, we caught up with our friends Mr. Benson and Ms. Romero, who got married on July 23!  We enjoyed a lot of delicious food in Lima, and did a lot to prepare for their wedding.  It was a mix of American and Peruvian traditions, which was really fun to see.  After the religious part of the wedding came the fun reception, with lots of music, dancing, toasts, and a whole table of chocolates and sweets!

One food we haven´t had on this trip is cuy, which is cooked Guinea Pig!  This is a traditional dish from Peru, and it tastes somewhat like rabbit.  We will also try to get some llama, which is very low in fat and cholesterol, but high in protein.  It tastes kind of like a nice, lean piece of beef. 

My favorite part of Lima was Miraflores, where they have a CAT PARK!  It´s actually called Kennedy Park, but there are stray cats all over it, and they run around getting pet by random people, scarfing down catfood left by kind strangers, and sleeping all over the place!  I counted four cats sleeping in one tree, and saw some other cats sleeping on a ledge of church, where you would normally see pidgeons nesting!  I pet as many of the cats as I could.

From Lima, we flew to Cuzco, which is where they talk about in The Emperor´s New Groove!  After staying a night there, we headed to Lake Titicaca on a bus, which is the highest lake in the world and the largest lake in South America.  It is on the border of Peru and Bolivia.  We are just about there, so I´ll have to let you know how it was in my next post!

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