La Casa Nostra
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... fermenting non-aromatic grape juice and then distilling it. From there you can macerate fruit or even coca leaves in it. There were several large jars up on the bar with different flavorings steeping into the liquor.
Our next stop was a restaurant called Amaz which specializes in fruits and foods native to the Amazonian part of the country. Mike was especially fond of a sauce made from a fruit called covina that looked like apple sauce and had quite ...
... expensive shopping centre in Miraflores where we decided to sample our first Peruvian cuisine in the form of a meal in Tony Romas*. We saw the American restaurant and decided we had to eat there again after our glutinous holiday in Florida 6 years ago.
After a stroll up the Pacific we took a taxi to Museo de la Nacion, a cultural museum. Our guide book said this huge, 9 story museum was full of cultural artifacts and explanations of ...
... did not start until 2:15pm so I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours much needed sleep before we were again picked up by a minibus and joined the rest of the tour group in a large coach at the ancient archaeological site of the Lima Temple pyramid. This dates back more than 1600 years to just a few hundred years after Christ and was an amazing solid pyramid of bricks and layered up to quite a significant height.
... Although there are very few people about, suddenly a swarm of police appear to protect us. We were more unsettled by their presence than we were before they appeared – is this place really that dangerous?
Finally we board the little tender boat that takes us out to the motor launch waiting in the bay – not sure why the motor launch didn't pick us up from the wharf – mooring taxes perhaps? First thing on board we ...
... which were fascinating. They house thousands of human skeleton bones. We also went to the local market where Paula showed us the local fruit and vegetables and all the local dishes which I found fascinating. The final stop of the tour was to a bar where the Pisco Sour was supposedly invented. The Pisco Sour is a mix of pisco (peruvian brandy), sugar, egg white and lime juice. They are huge all over Peru. Back to the hotel in time to meet the tour group. A large one with 16 of ...