Day 8 – 5/29 – Cusco

11:30PM – We finally got a chance to sleep in, and we took full advantage. I did wake up pretty fatigued though. Can I still blame it on the altitude?

2:00PM – Two seems to be our typical lunchtime now. Today, we had lunch at Kusikuy. Guinea pig is their house dish. At first we were going to order roasted guinea pig, bit that dish takes one hour to prepare. Alice ordered the fried guinea pig instead, and I ordered bull’s heart kebabs (another typical Peruvian dish). The bull’s heart tasted like typical red meat, but it had a hint of crispness when chewed. This restaurant did a nice job presenting the guinea pig. It had a piece of carrot in its mouth and a half tomato for a hat. I tried a piece of Alice’s guinea pig. It tasted good, but you really have to work for your meat.

3:30PM – Our first place to visit for the day was the plaza outside of the Iglesias La Mercado. Since we had a museum pass leftover from our guided tours, we visited several museums. First, we went to Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, where paintings from the 20th century were on exhibit. Then we went across the Plaza Cusipata to get to the Museo Historico Regional. On display were ancient artifacts such as arrowheads, ceramic pottery, and even a mummy. Finally, we made it to the Museo de Santa Catalina, a half on hour before they closed at 5PM. It was a church that was converted into a museum.

7:30PM – We had dinner reservations at Cicciolina. I had the taglietelle with lamb ragu, and Alice had the beef fillet with risoto. Both dishes were good, but Alice’s choice was better. For dessert we split a filo pastry filled with warm fruit with a side of cracked pepper ice cream. Both Alice and disliked the ice cream; it was just too weird to have spicy ice cream.

One Response to “Day 8 – 5/29 – Cusco”

  1. thx2ipo says:

    first time i’ve heard of ice cream going wrong. 🙁

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