Amy in Peru: An Odyssey

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lists III...

More things I continue to think about/ muse over...
1. As I have mentioned ad nauseum, it is cold here. And yet there seems to be more ice cream vendors than one can shake a stick at. I thought the dessert/ snack of choice would be something warm, but no--- it is the overwhelmingly popular ice cream. Why? I don't know.
2. There is a corner in plaza de armas that is shared by two competing political parties. The election is this weekend, and so the messages blaring out of the bullhorns are getting louder. But no one can actually hear what they are saying, or anythign else for that matter, because the volume is up to full tilt on both sides. Walking through this corner of the plaza is like walking through a brick wall of obnoxious, incomprehensible sound---- and so I wonder, who decided that this is an effective way to campaign?
3. There is a parade for something at least 2 or 3 times a week, and guaranteed every saturday and sunday. Sometimes it is a school, sometimes for a saint, sometimes a group of professionals, often with rather heavly brass music, usually quite short, and always random in where they start and which route is taken. Hooray for daily parades---- awesome!!

2 Comments:

  • I could go for some ice cream right now.... ;)

    Daily parades sounds awesome.

    By Blogger Lesley, at 7:14 AM  

  • Maybe icecream is popular inspite of the cold because you can enjoy it for longer without having it melt down your hand.

    By Blogger reahpeah, at 11:23 AM  

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