Thursday, June 26, 2008

Eating My Week Out of Ayacucho

We spent a week in Ayacucho, Peru, for this medical mission (see
We worked our tails off but it was very gratifying and fun :) I encourage anyone interested to check it out!

I was working all day long the whole week, so the only real meal (besides the complimentary breakfast at the hotel) was dinner. Oh, I also occasionally manage to get a couple of empanadas on the way to work!

The first day we got there though, we got a tour to see the ruins of the Wari tribe. On the way back we stopped at a local market, where I tried a traditional/local dish, cuy. What is it you ask? It's a guinea pig ...

The first night, we went out to eat - surprise, surprise - pizza. We went to a small place called Antonino's which is pretty popular - at least among the mission participants as far as I can tell.

We also went to another favorite - El Nino, which offers an extensive menu of Peruvian food (and also, pizza).

Then it was time to try the Peruvian influenced Chinese cuisine - Chifa.

On our last night, we couldn't figure out where to go, so we ate at our hotel, Hotel Santa Rosa, which actually has really good food! Should've eaten here more ...

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