Mixed Peru Pictures 1
This is our tour guide, Rosa. She
and her husband Lucio took us to a restaurant called La Chamba.
In front of me is a glass of beer made from fermented corn. It's
called chicha. I also have a plate of chocla con caso, which is
corn and cheese. The corn kernels were huge. The cheese was a
little salty - the perfect compliment to the corn. Rosa had a
cell phone, yet it was rare to find phones in a home.
Some mountains in Peru and Bolivia
are so high, they have glaciers.
We never saw any tractors on this
farmland. I wonder why.
This must be a Kodak moment.
Eduardo is pushing me through the
market. Those aren't giant poodles in the foreground.
Those are llamas. Though related to the camel, they can only carry
light to moderate loads.
The Pisac market was very colorful.
Potatoes are a staple in the Peruvian diet. The Peruvians also
invented freeze dried potatoes. They smashed potatoes, then let
the water evaporate from the potato. This way, they were able
to store potatoes over long periods of time. Potatoes were introduced
to Europe from South America.