Usually, we would tend to skip the big cities, but I have a good college friend who now lives in Lima. Erin and her husband Pepe lead missions trips through Peru and are awesome people. We met up with them for a couple of days and they introduced us to a Peruvian favorite dish – roasted chicken and fries. Much better than our roasted chicken at home, and sort of a healthier equivalent to fast food.
Erin also took us downtown so we could see the square and tour a very interesting church. It was an old Franciscan church with impressive artwork, architecture, and catacombs. She also introduced us to a few unusual jungle fruits.
While in Lima, we also enjoyed checking out the Inca market and buying fun souvenirs. Jeff is perfecting his haggling skills.