Category Archives: ceviche

anna howard shaw day.

thursday marked my first valentine’s day in peru. here in peru, it is also dia de la amistad (day of friendship). so a few other volunteers and i decided to get together and spend the day at the beach, since 3 of us had valentine’s that we could not celebrate with. however, that did not leave me without surprises, which made me the luckiest girl at least out of our group, but i am just going to say in the whole world. the volunteers were coordinated to show up with flowers or balloons for me to receive from them throughout the day, and then lunch was taken care of, which made all the other volunteers extremely happy. at first it caught me by surprise and i didn’t believe and thought it all to be a joke, but then each time my heart kept melting. the best part though was that i was able to share my valentine’s with everyone, and we were all able to partake in the happiness.

i came out of the bathroom, and all the volunteers set up their balloons and flowers for me. ha. ps. the balloons are SUPER popular here for valentine's. there were people selling them everywhere.

i came out of the bathroom, and all the volunteers set up their balloons and flowers for me. ha.
ps. the balloons are SUPER popular here for valentine’s. there were people selling them everywhere.

the post-lunch damage. ceviche, arroz con mariscos, tortillas de choclo, papas fritas, camote fritos, pisco sours, and a 1/2 jar of fresh mango juice for me. needless to say, we were all quite full after.

the post-lunch damage. ceviche, arroz con mariscos, tortillas de choclo, papas fritas, camote fritos, pisco sours, and a 1/2 jar of fresh mango juice for me. needless to say, we were all quite full after.

we then spent a couple of hours at the beach in puerto eten. and i was able to boogie board!

we then spent a couple of hours at the beach in puerto eten. and i was able to boogie board!

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barranco.

the streets were lined with old houses that made me feel like i was in the old-timey french quarter of new orleans.

the streets were lined with old houses that made me feel like i was in the old-timey french quarter of new orleans.

while walking along the beach, we made our way over to the neighboring district of barranco. it’s known for it’s architecture, as it was the home of  many of the french and italian immigrants. now it is just full of ceviche restaurants and to a more relaxed bohemian feel than the rest of of its neighbors.

we grabbed some ceviche at canta rana, which had the best ceviche i have ever had. the atmosphere of the restaurant was a delightful change of pace as well.

we grabbed some ceviche at canta rana, which had the best ceviche i have ever had. the atmosphere of the restaurant was a delightful change of pace as well.

i loved the delightful little library in the town plaza.

i loved the delightful little library in the town plaza.

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huanchaco.

we spent saturday afternoon at a big tourist beach, which had incredible waves. it left me wishing i had packed my swimsuit.

kallan and brian dining on ceviche on the beache.

a dilapidated seawall.

i spent a lot of time just sitting on the beach. i took a brief break to get a pineapple & maracuya juice. but then it was back to the beach.

there were tons of jellyfish at the beach. kallan and brittany both braved the water and also both got stung.

colorful streets.

dr. suess trees.

sunset on the beach.

the entire yd fbt crew + hosts + facilitators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ceviche on the beache.

ceviche.

the above is a little peru 19 “inside joke” from staging, but last sunday i did get to indulge in my first helping of ceviche. if you know me, then you know this is a big step forward for me, as i am not a seafood person. the good news is that there was enough raw onion to over power any fish flavor and that i love raw onions…and i didn’t get sick from it.

my family getting ready to dine. clockwise: victor (8), claudia (17), alejandro (my cousin-14), norma (14), virgilio (43), nelly (43). please notice the heaping pile of food nestled next to very full plates of ceviche.

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