La Estrella de Belen
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... to it. I liked a peanut and coconut milk foam that was served with one of the dishes. After ascertaining that we were up to the challenge, Silvia 1 told us that she would order us the cuy (guinea pig) at our next stop:Huaca Huallamarca.
Huaca Huallamarca is famous for being a world-class restaurant that is co-located on a pre-Incan archeological site dating back to 500BC. You get to sit and take in the ruins while you eat. It's pretty spectacular. ...
... but after looking for it, my lack of Spanish began to haunt me. After asking 'Que piso es la museo de Nacion' to several people, I didn't come close to understanding the response. Expecting a number, I received some other form of explanation. After viewing some modern art (not really my thing) we did however go to Piso 7 to see a shocking exhibition of the troubles of the Shining Path and MRTA between 1980-2000. I never realised such troubles even ...
... coach took us through Lima to one of the two squares we visited. The first had the statue of a great conqueror who had once crossed the Andes, although the guides comment was that the statue looked more like he was crossing a mound of ice-cream! (Which it strangely resembled!) The architecture of the city shows influence from multiple different eras and countries including French, Italian and Spanish. The first square had a ...
... sea sick pills – a definite tip for what was to come.
Visibility is down to about two hundred metres because of a fog that sits over Lima for the entire winter months, and virtually does not lift all day. So you have no idea if its a fine day or not, and the sun never pokes through – for three months!
We pass a few islands of some interest – one was once a prison, until a mutiny that killed many inmates ...
... class for the evening, so after a quick lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant, we got ready to be picked up.
Unfortunately, the chef teaching us had just broken up with his girlfriend the night before, and was slightly depressed, disorganised and a bit sharp at times. After a trip to the local market, we learnt to cook a number of dishes, such as Papa a la Huancaina, Causa rellana, and mango ceviche, together with pisco sours. It was ...
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