On our fridge back in New Zealand, we usually have a picture of our next adventure affixed to the door.
Like a visualization thingy.
It inspires our dream it – design it – do it, philosophy of life. And motivates us to ensure we focus on magnetizing towards making the picture of the adventure, a reality.
An image of Machu Picchu is currently affixed to the fridge door.
Another philosophy of ours is to always have the next adventure on the radar before we step off the plane and therefore, Machu Picchu will come off and another image will go up, when we arrive back home in the next few days.
We also have another image that has graced our fridge for a number of years with the quote: “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” The quote just resonates.
More so today when we saw it came out on the plate like butterfly chicken – a term used when you cut the chicken in half and split it open to resemble a butterfly.
Except, it wasn’t chicken but a local delicacy Cuy. We knew it as Guinea Pig and you knew it was, the head and feet were still attached!
It was a crispy brown colour from having been deep fried. A tomato and red onion salad with a hint of dressing and, two deep fried potatoes accompanied the menu meal. Not sure about the teeth showing and thank goodness that you couldn’t see any eyes, they were battered over.
But once you got over the paws and head, it was quite delicious. A bit like chicken, perhaps.
The traditional Peruvian dish Cuy … or Guinea Pig
It was our last full day in Arequipa and we knew we had to try the traditional Peruvian dish that we had heard about, a thousand times.
It was something different to end this adventure on.
We have taken heaps of photos as a return ticket to the moments experienced, that will otherwise be gone. The blog scripted adds value to remind us of the emotional feelings we sensed. To propel us to keep going … to escape, explore and, enjoy.
This is the last blog post from Peru.
A special thanks to all those who have followed, liked or made comments. It’s been a blast.
Until the next adventure … keep well and live purposefully.