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Day 22 - Huaral farming

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Sunday, July 26, 2009

It has been a while since I have traveled outside of Lima (roughly about 3 months). For whatever reason I was so distracted that I almost forgot to take pictures for the day and so this was probably the best picture that I took. I took this photo while traveling about 100 mph down the Panamericana Norte. It was taken in the outskirts of Huaral, a rural town along the northern coast. There are tons of these farms along the highway growing everything from cotton to asparagus.




When we arrived in the Lima over in Puente Piedra to the north, we decided to eat at this restaurant that served practically everything you could think of. I don't tend to care for places like this because it tends to usually be an indication of how good the food is. Not really sure what to order I decided to go with the safe bet and chose Aji de Gallina, which is a typical peruvian dish from the sierra. Originally this dish was made without the use of queso fresco in the sauce and the andians would prepare it in a style similar to Pachamanca (is a tradicional dish where a hole is dug in the ground and is made into a baking pit where the food, a various assortment of beef, chicken, pork, corn, potatos, and veggies are slow cooked over hot stones and covered with dirt and grass.) The dish turned out pretty good I must admit.

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