So, I left my house on January 1st at 7:30 am and finally arrived in Lima, Peru around 2:00 am. It was a full day of traveling that seemed to last forever, but I made it safely to La Hacienda, our hotel in Lima. Below is a picture of my room. Pretty decent!
I unpacked my suitcase to find this. My fingernail polish must have not been screwed on too tight....typical katie (said in typical peg snl voice)
This is the traditional Peruvian drink call a Pisco Sour. I'd say it's pretty similar to a whiskey sour but more sour. Pretty tastey!
We went on a tour of a cotton factory. It was pretty interesting but seemed kind of sketchy.
Our 25 person group went to a really nice restaurant in Peru that had overlooked some ancient ruins. It was supa pretty. This is my picture in front of the ruins. I tried guinea pig there. It was really chewy and tasted horrible. Just had to check that off the list, never again though.
This is a super fing ugly dog. Its hairless and native to Peru. So unfortunate looking.We went and saw some more Incan ruins.
A picture of me on top of the ruins overlooking the ocean! hollla
Next, we toured a Pisco winery. They gave us free samples, no one was complaining. I bought a bottle to bring back home.
Next, we went to an organic farm that was tucked away in between some mountains. It had great views. The owners were a German couple who had moved to Peru when they were very young. They began a farm in Peru and the only way to have a competitive advantage over the other farms was to become an organic farm.
They made us lunch in a traditional Peruvian underground backing oven. The cooks buried all of the kettles of food in hot stones, banana leaves, a tarp, and then covered the entire oven with sand. Then, 3 hours later, it was ready to eat!
....And this was the result! They cooked chicken, turkey, and rabbit. I even tried the rabbit. Gross.
That night we stayed at this hotel that was surrounded by the desert sand dunes. It was like a little oasis. Behind the pool that is a huge sand dune.
For dinner I enjoyed a triple and a cristal. A triple is a common sandwich in Peru that has 3 layers of bread and there are several different types. Cristal is one of the local beers in Peru. A "40 oz" of Cristal was 6 sole which is like less than $3 dolla billz. hollaThe next day we took a boat to some shit covered rocks. Literally. This a picture of Jes and I on the boat.
And this is the large rock island that these birds next on. It's not suppose to be white, that's just bird poop. We all wore hats to protect us for the poop. (Un)fortunenately, no one got pooped on.