Sunday, December 10, 2006

Day Trip To Chincha

Yesterday Sonia and I took a bus to Chincha, a town about three hours south of Lima in a fertile valley where there are many vineyards, some nice beaches, an archeological site, and a very large and interesting market. We had time to visit everything except the vineyards. In the market we found huge freshly caught shrimp selling for less than $3 per pound. But since I didn´t have any way to keep it cold for the rest of the trip, I didn´t buy any. Next time I´ll come prepared!

The typical food of this area is sopa seca (literally ¨dried soup¨), which consists of a mixture of dried potatoes and fresh potatoes cooked in a peppery sauce, and a helping of spaghetti coated with ground basil.

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