Saturday, June 23, 2007

Only 17 Days To Go

Well, here we are with only 17 days to go until we leave for Lima. The kids are very excited, as am I, but the excitement is tempered by the fact that now we know that Liz will not be able to join us, even for just a couple of days.

What is on our lists of stuff to do?

Susana wants to go shopping and to get some good seafood. She also has expressed interest in chifa, and in eating some besos de moza.

Nico wants to head to the store right away to buy some candy and Inca Kola, as well as to El Corralito for some pollo a la brasa. I think they both want to hit a Bembos.

As for me, well, I think some book shopping is on the order of the day. I also am interested in getting some good seafood -cebiche!- and, of course, getting to Señor Cuy.

To guide folks a bit on what experiences Peru has to offer and some of the stuff we'll be seeing in Lima and Cusco, here is a recent TV show I rather like and think does a good job (Please also check out the links to other videos, blogs, and webpages on the right hand side of this page):

"No Reservations: Peru" TV show by NY Chef Anthony Bourdain.

'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' is a travel and food show on the Travel Channel. Host Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the US, where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. In this episode, Tony's travels bring him to Peru, where dines in Lima and Cusco, meets members of a Peruvian Eseeja tribe in the jungle, samples ayahuasca, and much more.

Part 1- Lima:

Part 2 - Tambopata (in the Amazon):

Part 3 - Tambopata:

Part 4 - Cusco:

Part 5 - Cusco/Machu Picchu:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is, just why haven't I received my stow-away instructions yet? I'm patiently waiting.

Fr M J Logsdon, Vicar-general
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Utrecht Succession), Archdiocese of California.