March 30, 2010
The Road to Arequipo
I have been trying to be polite about the food in Central and South America, but the truth is I don't really like it that much, overcooked and bland. Peru will change all that. Along with the pretty girls, Peru also knows how to cook tasty meals, the ingredients are the same, it just tastes better.
Aticla has a great beach, but it is probably not safe for swimming, huge waves rolling in all day, that I imagine would have surfers drooling. However this is a working beach, the local people collect seaweed from the rocks which is laid out to dry, then bundled and shipped off in trucks. Seaweed (brown algae) is an important ingredient for many food products, including ice cream.
Strolling along the beach I came across the skull of a dolphin.