Huaco Pucllana

September 29, 2008 - 2:43 am 2 Comments

Just got back from Huaco Pucllana, an archaeological site from the 5th to 8th centuries AD, just uncovered in 1981. Josh and I had dinner at the restaurant onsite. Really cool having dinner right next to the ruins.

Ruins at Huaco Pucllana

We started with Peru’s national drink, the Pisco Sour. Pisco tastes a lot like tequila to me, but it’s made from grapes. Pretty heavy stuff. For my meal, I had the lamb and rice. Josh had pounded steak and a rolled rice and black bean concoction that looked like a giant gorilla turd. After our meal, we took a quick nighttime tour of the ruins. A little eerie to deduce that the restaurant was most likely built on top of sacrificial human remains.

On our various excursions, I’m making an effort to communicate with the locals. Granted, most of the locals don’t speak English, so I don’t have much of a choice. But I think I know more Spanish than I thought. I never took classes, but maybe I absorbed some just living in America. I’ve been pretty effective with my limited vocabulary, simplified English, hand gestures, and a smile.

After we got home, we chatted with Cesar and Giancarlo, the concierges at our hotel, about our day. They are really fun guys, always enthusiastic and willing to use their English. They even gave us their e-mail addresses.

Cesar, Josh, Me, & Giancarlo

We are pretty excited about tomorrow, which includes a tour of the historic Lima city center. Hoping for sun.

    2 Responses to “Huaco Pucllana”

  1. Matt Says:

    When are you and Josh getting married?

  2. Josh's Wife Says:

    Hey Jeff, Josh is mine! Back off! 😀 That said, what the hell is he doing with his hand. Everyone else is doing the surfer sign thing and Josh looks like he’s got a bad case of carpal tunnel. That or he’s making a pirate hook. ARRRRRR! Comon honey you can do better than that!

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