Chicharron

We took a trip to Saylla today for a lunch of chicharron, or fried pork. I lived in “the South” for 15 years, so I know fried food, but if you like meat you can’t beat chicharron, it is great. Chicharron is generally served with corn, potatoes and a salad. On the side you have […]

Jurassic Park Oropesa

A while back we visited Jurassic Park in Oropesa. Many playgrounds in Peru are not that well done, but the Jurassic Park in Oropesa is the exception to the rule. It’s a very nice park and the dinosaurs are very well made. Brianna had a great time playing. Oropesa is a small town in the […]

The man knows his food

I just have to chuckle every time I see this… That would be Alan Garcia, current (and former) President of Peru, next to a huge pig – click on the pictures to see full size. These pictures hang on the wall at a chicharonneria we go to in Saylla, a town just outside of Cusco […]

Weekend lunch

Nothing better than enjoying lunch outside under the Andean sun. One of our favorite trips is going out to Saylla for some chicharron (fried pork), as we did this past Saturday. There must be 20 or more restaurants in Saylla, and practically all of them are “chicharronerias”, it’s what the little town is known for. […]

Plato Sol de Mayo

Patricia got hungry today, you know, nursing the baby and all… We went to our favorite restaurant in Urubamba, “Sol de Mayo” and Patricia ordered their perennial house special, “Plato Sol de Mayo”. In case you can’t make out the details in the old cellphone picture, the plate consists of a salad with yummie white […]

Feria de Huancaro

The annual fair in Huancaro started Thursday so we went for a visit this weekend. The Huancaro fair is one of the biggest fairs in the Cusco area, something of the equivalent of a state fair in the US. Like any fair here in Peru there is a variety of things to do and see. […]