Peru Food Diary
As you know I just came back last week from my favorite place on Earth, Peru. And one of the crazy experiences I had on this trip was the food. The whole food situation was such a rollercoaster for me. When we first landed in Peru we were in Lima, and I decided that night to document all the food I could because it's my favorite thing in the world, and I'd be eating a lot of it. That's what I thought at least.
The first few days of the trip we toured Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and a whole bunch of other places. I ate so much. Sunday, February 18th is when we met our host families and started our daily routine of going to school and community service. Eating was fine for a couple of days, but by the 20th (my birthday) I could not push food down if my life depended on it, and it kind of did. It was because I had a very bad case of altitude sickness, and it went on for a couple more days. Fortunately, I was still able to drink, so I would just get very high calorie drinks like milkshakes and fruit juice blended with ice cream. When I did get my appetite back, it was not a huge appetite, but at least one that would let me survive. By the end of the trip I dropped 7 lbs, but not in a healthy way at all. Now that I am home I am trying to eat as much as I can to gain the weight back. So here we go, *almost* all the food I ate in Peru.