Moon Paella

I woke up at 6 am on November 11, 2012.  I seem to wake up early to use the toilet and sometimes I can’t go back to sleep.  This was one of those times. 

My cook group was on breakfast so I was helping out at 8 am.  We chopped up fruit and put out yogurt.  Anna, Raul and I chopped up vegetables for the rice salad that we were serving up for lunch. 

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The group left on our truck named Frida at 10 am headed to The Sun and the Moon museum.  Raul and Ty were the only ones to check out the museum.  Next, everybody went to The Huaca de la Luna temple.  Our tour guide was a guy named Wilmer.  This temple was created by the Moche people.  We saw many colorful murals on the adobe brick. 

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This tour was more interesting than Chan Chan. 

Franco drove us to lunch on the side of the road.  My cook group served up rice salad with beef for the meat eaters and vegetable rice salad for the vegetarians.  We’re definitely not going to win any awards on this meal. 

It was time for more driving.  The truck passed through a really smelly city called Chimbote.  It smells so bad because it’s the largest fish processing center in Peru.  I don’t know how people live there!

We were driving along and noticed we were on a beach.  The truck went into a tunnel in the rocks and further along was our destination. 

We were staying at Cesar’s restaurant.  After the restaurant closes, we can set up our mats and sleeping bags to sleep.  We thought this bush camp would be out in the middle of nowhere. 

The Hummingbirds which is Ivan’s cook group was cooking dinner tonight.

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Ivan, Wilko and Sarah created paella.  One had beef and the other was seafood.  Ivan created a menu. 

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He even bought red wine using his own money for the Spanish themed night. 

The cook group worked hard and created a delicious meal.

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Ivan played Gipsy Kings to make the night even more Spanish. 

This has been the best meal yet.  A lot of people helped themselves to thirds.

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