Our second domestic trip was to Cajamarca to visit Alvaro’s uncle, who works there. My mother-in-law made us pork chicharrón and yuca (cassava) for breakfast that morning.
Chicharrón con yuca
Alvaro’s aunty and brother picked us up from the airport and took us to the house, where his uncle was waiting for us. We caught up with a glass of whisky and later went out for a walk. Alvaro made us stop to eat cremolada de lúcuma (like a fruit slushie) on the street that costed 1 sol ($0.43). This was the beginning of the end for him.
Then we visited el cuarto de rescate, where one of the Incas offered gold to the Spanish in exchange of freedom. We also visited a church and the plaza de armas (main square).
Cuarto de rescate
Plaza de armas
Later we went for dinner to D’Cava & Parrillas, close to the main square. We ordered a family-size grill that included chorizo, morcilla, steak, chicken, pork, mushrooms, chips and salad, all washed down with a good red. Good stuff.
Then we headed to Usha Usha, a bohemian bar where a father and son duo sing their original tunes with a guitar and a cajón. We listened to them while sipping anisado, a digestive aniseed liquor.
D’Cava & Parrillas
Jr. del Comercio 782
(076) 314 294
Jr. Amalia Puga 214