Back in Huancayo: desserts, silver jewerly and warm pisco...
Huancayo Travel Blog› entry 11 of 13 › view all entries
November 21st, 2009 – by: yadilitta
Choosing a dessert was hard. All of them looked so good... after deliberating for quite a while we ended up having: pineapple pie for me and sauco (local blueberry) cheesecake for Shawn. They both were delicious! Well, having a not so tasty lunch wasn't that bad after all, if at the end I got a delicious dessert, yummy!
Before going back to the hotel I suggested to walk around the main square for a bit.
But did I only want to go inside churches? hehehe My master plan was going to the handicraft market. Why? Silver is cheap here and I can always use new earrings, hehehe. I found 2 nice pairs and since I couldn't make up my mind, I bought them both :P When I was leaving I saw they also sell some sweets from the area, so I decided to buy some for my parents. They were taking care of Gunther so it was the least I could do.
Back at the hotel I decided to reorganize my stuff and studied a bit. But it didn't last long. It was about 7pm when I went out again.
I was back just in time to go for dinner. Where to go now? Let's try one of the most famous places here: "La Casa de la Abuela". Their ads are everywhere in the city and on internet. We were just walking distance, how cool! It was just in the opposite way from the main square. Oh! It seemed to me it'd start raining soon...
It wasn't even 8:30pm when we arrived to the restaurant, and we it was almost empty.
Of course, first thing the waiter brought was the evil corn, hahaha. We have heard about something called "calientito", which means warm in Spanish. Mmm, what kind of drink is that? Shawn asked for that and it was warm pisco, ughhhhh. I asked for another calientito, but this time was warm wine, not my favorite but much much better than the pisco, pffff. Definitely I'd never forget this lesson: Pisco is very good for cocktails, stong for shots, but warm pisco, no no no.
Around 9:30pm the band started to play and the place started to get crowded too. There were some locals and also tourists, although not as many as you can find in Lima. Ok, it was time to order some food. I wasn't sure what to expect from the food here, but thought it would be more about local food, but the highlight was Italian food. They had several pizzas including a sweet one with fruits, mmm. But we'd order something local. Let's go for the anticuchos (cow's heart). Well, anticuchos were not a challenge anymore for us, so we ordered the "anticuchos & pancita". Pfff, that was definitely something new heart & tripes... I'm ok with the heart, but the tripes were too much... anything for a new experience ;)
Show was going on and people were enjoying it.
It was fun here, but it'd have been funner with a larger group of people. So, after a while we left the place. Tomorrow we'd drive back to Lima, but this time by bus. We'd have the whole morning to walk around the city and had already chosen a destination: the market! It would be Sunday, the best day for the market and it was recommended to go there early, so better go to bed soon, zzz.
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