Friday, May 19, 2017


Greetings, everyone.  We're just a few days from our next international adventure (or international "incident," depending on how well behaved everyone is)--off to Peru!

Hopefully, a few of you will add in some details as we go, about the various cities, art, monuments, all that, so I'll start with one of my favorite things, food.  We're hoping that Andre will be our expert on actual cuisine, so here's some slightly more "raw" info.

Here's a list of 22 interesting/odd Peruvian fruits, like the tumbo, "banana passion fruit" in Cusco

or the yacon, "a little bit like a cross between celery and Granny Smith apples...The inside can be yellow, orange, red, pink, or purple."      

And here, more cool unique Peruvian veggies.  I'm excited already about a round of potatoes with

"huacatay (wa-ka-TIE), sometimes known in English as “black mint,” is an Andean herb often ground into a paste to flavor food. Check out “ocopa,” a starter of thick slices of steamed Peruvian yellow potatoes smothered in a creamy sauce heavily flavored with huacatay."

...because I'm sure Explorica really isn't going to serve us McDonalds fries on this trip (lawsuit in the making...).  Also check out the aguaymanto and the granadillo.

And check out "Tasty Fruits and Vegetables in Peru."

Um, all exciting.

I'll save potatoes for another post.

Just a few more days until I'll hop back on the bus, stop at your seat, and say, "put this in your mouth"!

later, bob

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