Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A visit to Trujillo

Erasmo took me to Trujillo to visit his family and see where he grew up. Here I am in the central plaza. Erasmo showed me this poster about a famous breed of horse here: the Peruvian Paso. I didn't see them doing any exhibitions, but they're supposed to have beautiful gaits.

This is the cathedral in Trujillo. Do you notice that the sky's blue here? I have to say that sometimes all that grey sky in Lima really got to me. I'm a sunshine sort of girl!

The Freedom monument is at the central plaza in Trujillo. It looks as if it would be really fun to climb on, but of course I was polite and just asked Erasmo to take my picture with it.

One of the things I really really like about travelling is trying all these new foods. Here on the left is a plate of mote with green maracuyá juice. (Maracuyá is passion fruit.) Ms. Wright says that you were able to try mote, when you made Hundreds Day soup in class. How did you like it? I love mote, especially when it comes with chicharrón (which is a little bit like bacon). The other picture shows another typical Peruvian lunch: ceviche (a kind of pickled fish) with cancha and ñuna on the side.

Monday, March 30, 2009


(As written by Sally)
Whew! I've been so busy that I haven't had time to sit down and work on this blog. Right now I'm in the Central Post Office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While I'm waiting for Fernanda to come meet me, one of the postal workers let me use the computer. Here's an update on what's been happening.
These photos were taken when Erasmo, Giannina and I ran the 7 km pedestrian race at the town of Santa María Beach, south of Lima. (Well, to be honest, I only ran the last 500 m - when I saw Erasmo coming to the finish line, I ran out and joined him.) Then the three of us went to the beach for a while. I put on sunblock and tried to lie down and take a nap, but that's hard for me. Instead I watched the surfers ... there are some really big waves here!

Here I am with Erasmo and his cousin Sandra (in the dress), and his friend Giannina (ready to run). As you can see, I still have my basket. I packed extra sunblock in it.
Here we are at the beach. Pity I forgot my swimsuit, but maybe it was a good thing .... at least I didn't get a sunburn!

I love hanging out with Erasmo ...he's always doing something interesting!