Peru: a very exciting South American adventure

I spent March 24 to April 8, 2012 in Peru with a couple of friends, and left with a few new ones.

Mary, Toni, and I stayed in Lima with Toni’s awesome family, then flew up to Los Organos on the northern coast and chilled on the beach in an awesome house belonging to a friend of Toni’s former girlfriend, Mariela. After that, Mary and I explored Cusco and trekked for 3 days in the Andes.

It was magical.

I ate a lot of (vegan) traditional Peruvian dishes…

Vegan(ized) causa at Bircher-Benner in Lima

Seitan and pumpkin stew with potatoes and yucca at Bircher-Benner

Tacu-Tacu at El Grifo

Toni eating Mazamorra morada in Kennedy Park

Lunch on the trail

Mushroom cebiche at Pescados Capitales!)


Fresh fruit…

Salads …

Three hearts salad at La Rosa Nautica in Lima

Salty snacks …



Yuccas Fritas

Sandwiches …

Quinoa hummus sandwich at Greens Organic in Cusco

Soy meat sandwich at Govinda in Aguas Calientes

Veggie sandwich at Aldea Yanapay in Cusco

Amazing Argentinan-style lentil burger at Prasada in Cusco

And non-Peruvian dishes…

Tofu stir-fry at Jack’s Cafe in Cusco

Drank a lot of beverages…

Chicha morada

Cusqueña beer

Inca Kola


Coca tea

Saw a bunch of cute animals…

Cats in Parque Kennedy

The most loyal dog ever.




What a cutie!

Visited a bunch of cool places…

Los Organos



Machu Picchu

And hung out with awesome people.

It was an unforgettable experience, and I hope to return soon.

Peru, te quiero.

Tags: Aldea Yanapay, Bircher-Benner, El Grifo, Govinda, Greens Organic, Jack's Cafe, Peru, Prasada

3 Responses to “Peru: a very exciting South American adventure”

  1. April 15th, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Mihl says:

    I have never been to Peru. Thank you for sharing these really amazing pictures!

  2. April 19th, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Jes says:

    Peru! Oh you’ve got me missing it so much! The food there is incredible, no? I was only veg when I went, not vegan, but I ate so well. Miss that place, your pictures totally took me back. Thank you!

  3. April 29th, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Ty/ says:

    looks like an amazing trip! i can’t believe all the food choices you had!

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