A Day in the Desert
Today our bloggers are Camila Ruiz Tacha, a third year Child and Youth Care degree student, and Karina Santos Angel, a second year Police Foundations student.
On our free day, we all decided to take an early trip to Ica, 4 hours from Lima, where the desert is located. Here, we were able to ride dune buggies, which took us up and down the dunes. We also got to do sand boarding. Some of us were experts, some of us tumbled hard. It was a fun time, with lots of screaming and laughing, along with being able to capture amazing pictures of the scenery.
After the fun ride we stoped at Hotel de Claudia for lunch. As starters, some of us had chicken soup, while some of us had 'otapa,' a typical Peruvian dish. As our main course, we had fish or chicken, topped with rice and salad. To drink we tried 'chicha morada' which is purple corn juice. After being in Ica, we drove down to a Pisco winery, where we had a tour on how traditional wine was made, and got to taste a couple of wines, and pure Pisco. Overall, this was a great time, different than any experience we've all ever had!