Day 344: Mollendo, Peru
I realized after the last few posts that some readers were worried that my trip had been challenging lately and I wasn’t having fun.
I’m not a doom and gloom type of person and had only been sharing the negative because it challenged me and made me reflect.
Interspersed in those days were great people, conversations and delicious food – but let’s face it, writing about how great your life is gets a little old.
But since you asked for it I wanted to share the details of the last week to reassure you that I’m not drowning in disdain.
After surviving the last day of Carnaval with Mica, we decided to stay in Mollendo for the week.
My days have been breezy.
I work on the site for a couple of hours in the morning while Mica sleeps in and then we head to the market for a breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, local Peru fruit and fried fish.
Afterwards we make our way to the beach and spend the day trying to delicately balance avoiding cancer with SPF 45 and still getting a tan with some kind of Peruvian tan activation cream.
Ceviche for lunch is delivered on the beach with two large cold Cusquena beer.
We then spend a few more hours in the sun although I start to cover up a bit more as I realize I can’t compete with the burn resistance of Mica’s Puerto Rican skin.
When the sun starts to set we come back into town, shower and head to a great Peruvian chicken rotisserie place.
So it’s not much of an interesting post. You don’t need to worry that my life is all about discovering I hate hiking and Irish hostels.
Sometimes it’s perfectly lovely and boring.
Please try not to hate me for it.