Last day in Peru
Trip Start Aug 01, 2008
16Trip End Aug 16, 2008
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This is my last day here in Peru !!! On my agenda today is to visit the famous Museo Rafael Larco Herrera. This museum, according to the Lonely Planet, has a very good collection of potteries from every known early civilizations in Peru, but do you think that is the reason I came all the way here, NOT. I am here to see the Erotic ceramics, which were a special interest to Rafael Larco during his study of the Pre-Columbian sexual practice. Here is definitely a GOOD collection here, every tourists were snapping photos and giggling the whole way. According to the local traditions, sex is a very important part of daily lives, not just for propagation of the human species but for enjoyment as well. The Pre-Columbian cultures saw the union between a woman and a men a very important part of day to day living and represent them almost like karma sutra with all different sexual positions
After the museum tour, I took a taxi to Playa agua dulces in the Chorrillo district thinking that since there is a fishmarket there, I should be able to find some good seafood for a good price. That was way WRONG !!! as I later found out.
As soon as the taxi driver dropped me off in front of the fish market, a "friendly" approached me and took me on a tour of the market. He first showed me the market, which I could have done myself, then he took me to his restaurant, fair enough. When I asked for the menu, I order seafood soup that has a good mix of the different seafood I saw in the market. I even told the owner that I wanted scallop, clam, crab,shrimp, fish and the works. I asked him to show me the menu first and let me know the price, okay 30 soles, about 10 dollars, reasonable. the owner walked away and brought back a small plate of deep fried corn kernels as an appetizer, which I thought was complimentary. After about 10 minutes, the wife of the owner brought out this huge fish cooked in some sauce, I told her that is not what I wanted and to switch it. Another 15 minutes passed this time the owner brought out this bowel of steamy seafood chowder
I am left with no choice but to walk back to my hostel
I returned back to my hostel, packed everything before I took off for the airport. That concludes my amazing trip into this mysterious country.
Please check out my next log for some of my after thoughts.