I crossed into Peru a few days ago (my 30th country) and I’ve enjoyed it so far. The first big thing I did in Peru was hike to Cataratas de Gocta near Chachapoyas. It’s the 16th highest waterfall in the world and is probably up there with one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. I also plan to hike to the world’s 5th highest waterfall, Cataratas de Yumbila, this weekend.
Chachapoyas itself is of the main backpacker trail and located in the Amazonas region of northern Peru. I’ve talked to a lot of people who have visited Peru haven’t visited this area so I’m looking forward to doing more cool things here. Before arriving here, I was doing a lot of long travel days by bus (7 hours, 6 hours, 10 hours, 5 hours over the past week) so it will be nice to slow things down for a few days. However, I’m aware they are plenty of long travel days ahead as I make my way south to Huaraz, Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, etc.
Before I left Ecuador, I tasted guinea pig for the first time. My brother said it was something he wanted to do while we were traveling together. He had the hostel call up a restaurant that specialized in guinea pig and made a reservation. If you are ordering guinea pig, it’s a necessity to make a reservation because otherwise you will be sitting in the restaurant for an hour while the guinea pig is being cooked and prepared. Once my brother and I arrived for our reservation, we just had to wait about 15 minutes for the main course. We also realized that everyone in the restaurant was ordering the same thing...cuy (guinea pig).
Guinea pig is typically roasted and served with potatoes, eggs, nuts that you can eat together with the delicacy. The guinea pig meat is pretty lean, tastes similar to chicken and seems to be much healthier than beef or pork. The skin also has a really crunchy texture to it. One guinea pig is usually enough to feed two people. I enjoyed tasting the guinea pig but I’m not sure if it is something I will have again.
Anyways feel free to share any experiences you have had with eating unique dishes and delicacies from around the world. Would you ever be willing to try guinea pig? I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s answers in the comments. Anyways...onto Flakes.
Go read this if you haven’t already. Great read from Corn Nation’s own Rick Cone.
Northern Illinois returns to Lincoln with a 1-1 record after losing to Utah 35-17 last Saturday. In the season opener, the Huskies beat 1-AA Illinois State 24-10. Cal graduate transfer Ross Bowers took over the starting quarterback job in the preseason, unseating returning starter Marcus Childers.
Texas A&M CC returns their second leading scorer from last season, now junior guard, Myles Smith. Smith contributed 10.4 points a game on 36.7% shooting from behind the arc, and also had 2.3 assists over his 25.9 minutes a game. He only played in 14 games last season, starting 12, before succumbing to injury.
Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.
Nebraska is not getting production from the wide receiver room outside of Spielman and Robinson. In the most recent loss to Colorado, very few on offense were able to get involved.
Adam Carriker talks to senior captain Mohamed Barry about rebounding from the overtime loss to Colorado, preparing for Northern Illinois, which Big Ten opponents he’s looking forward to facing and much more.
NU’s offense accounted for just 14 points and 276 yards in Week 1 against South Alabama and bumped up to 31 and 469 in an overtime loss to Colorado, though that performance came with a costly, listless third quarter and three turnovers.
Austin said Wednesday, he would like to see more inside run plays in future games, noting those runs generally were successful in the 34-31 overtime loss to the Buffaloes. The Huskers finished the game with 46 carries for 179 yards, or 3.9 per attempt.
“We had a couple of explosive runs,” Walters said. “It is one of those things where we have to be patient, take the…three [or] four-yard runs and then wear them down with our tempo and our speed. Then second half, the big yards should come about. We were good on the perimeter with our outside runs, but we have got to be better [at] inside runs.”
The Nebraska soccer team returns home to host Oklahoma and Gonzaga at Hibner Stadium this weekend as the final non-conference matches before Big Ten play begins.
Nebraska junior Erika Freyhof was named the Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, the conference announced. It is Freyhof’s second Athlete of the Week award in her career, as she was also named the Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week after Augustana Twilight last season.
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For many, the shining star of Peru is Machu Picchu but look a little further and you’ll find natural beauty, biodiversity, colonial architecture, and pristine archaeological sites throughout the country that are just as remarkable as the iconic Incan ruins.
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The USVI legislature took steps toward protecting its marine life, passing a law banning the sale, importation, or possession of any sunscreen containing oxybenzone, octoerylene, or octinoxate—three chemicals believed to cause significant harm to the ecosystem, from coral bleaching to endocrine disruption.
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According to Agence France Presse (AFP), the traveler was in possession of 38 adult spiders, 50 spiderlings and “dozens of egg-filled cocoons” hidden in plastic bottles inside of his luggage.
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The scientists and flight crew of the P-3 Orion aircraft punched through the edge of Hurricane Dorian at about 10,000 feet Thursday, carefully maintaining a speed of 210 knots to take one of the final looks at this peculiar and devastating storm as it made its way past the Carolinas and the United States.
The documents describe a three-phase development plan for Starship over the next two or three years. The pages also contain graphic layouts of planned launch-site construction.
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If you still think Bambi or Cinderella when you hear “animated movie,” you’ve got some catching up to do. Some of the best filmmakers working today have tried their hand at animation, and a lot of it is decidedly not for kids.