We’ve been here in Peru for about 10 days, and we’re officially moved into our place, we’ve both got jobs, and we begin our routine next week. Go us! After the first week’s vegetable disaster, I’ve done a lot of research on the topic, and now it’s like a chemistry project in the kitchen.
Step 1: Rinse vegetables
Step 2: Spray veggies with 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water.
Step 3: Boil tap water.
Step 4: Sanitize water with iodine drops
Step 5: Add 2 drops of special veggie disinfectant to the water
Step 6: Submerge vegetables in the water for 10 minutes.
THIS IS OVERKILL. Zac and I are definitely worried about getting sick right now, so we’re being super cautious, but looking at the steps written out, it’s pretty ridiculous! Any 1 or 2 of those steps is probably more than sufficient. But hey, when the locals won’t even drink the tap water, and we don’t have a filter on the faucet, you never know! Today we ate an apple, with the skin, for the first time since the “incident” so we’re crossing our fingers! (Dear OCD: please fade away.)
On another note, we got the opportunity to explore the city a bit more on Sunday with Maria and Caner, and it was great! We went to downtown Lima to see some beautiful buildings and enjoy some great drinks and eats!
Our first stop was the Historic Cercado de Lima. (Historic center of Lima.)
We walked around a bit, and checked out one of the top5 oldest hotels in Peru, which was pretty cool and super fancy. This is the ceiling!