Monday, July 22, 2013

Vegetarian in Peru: A Love Story...Part Two

Day two in Lima was also our last day in Lima. Still cloudy but no rain really and for that we were grateful. We did a lot more walking and saw all kinds of cool sites like Huaca Pucllana which are clay and adobe (maybe?) remains of pre-Inca/Lima culture. Apparently the story goes that over time the structures broke down and crumbled over themselves creating a big mound that for years people thought was just a mountain. The city of Lima built up around it until one day someone decided to start digging and discovered this city. Cool stuff huh? As a faux anthropologist I definitely enjoyed checking the site out and was also reminded that I'm not an archaeologist who could sit in holes and actually dig this stuff out!

After a fun day climbing around the archaeological site and visiting a museum with a really sobering exhibit regarding the Peruvian revolution (which I'm bummed was entirely in Spanish) we headed back to the hotel to get changed for the Magic Water Park! What's that you say? Yes! A magic water park! In Peru! In the cold... but we were still excited because how could you not be? Turns out in Peru a magic water park is a bunch of fountains. Still cool, but only a little bit of magic ;)

The Magic Water Park was the end of our fun in Lima and afterwards we geared up for a 4 am wake up call to fly into Cusco. Now Cusco is where the real love affair begins. My favorite eat from Lima would have to be their version of a veggie burger. For one, it's enormous. I don't know what it's made of entirely aside from beans and potatoes but whatever they put together turned this thing into a piece of heaven on a bun I didn't eat.

The best. Enjoy a few more pictorial gems from Lima and stay tuned for the glory that is Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Cusco!


  1. Yep - definitely needs a bit more magic :)

    MMM... I love veggie burgers. I'd take that one with beans & potatoes. my belly is growling just thinking of it.

    Can you imagine digging & finding a whole city underneath? How does that even HAPPEN!?!?!?

  2. That waterpark looks great!You should try to recreate that burger, because it looks good. Then you should give me the recipe once you figure it out! ;)