Fries With That Guinea Pig?

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Benjamin, Cusco, Peru, Video | 6 Comments
Fries With That Guinea Pig?
So far, in our first month and a half in Peru, we’ve done what I thought would happen in a year! How is it that we’ve already done so much? Let’s take it from the top.Well, we started with four weeks of language school for four hours a day. (¡Sì, finalmente puedo hablar en español!) In that time my mom’s birthday passed, mine too. (April 17th and May 6th.) Also we’ve gone on about thirty hikes to see Inca ruins! The Incas were so brilliant in their builing skills.I’ve had five charango lessons. A charango is like a mini guitar with a higher pitch. It’s beautiful. In fact, my brother and I finally bought a charango, after shopping and trying different charangos countless times.I think the most astonishing thing for me was eating cuy, which is guinea pig in spanish! It was full-bodied, head, toenails and all. I had to pick out the meat with my fingers. It tasted like pork. I guess it’s a rite of passage to be 13! It had fries on the side. And finally, on May 9th – May 12th, we took a three day trek into the second deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!

We’ve been so busy that I’ve only had time to put together a three minute video of our first few weeks. We are livin’ it up in Peru!


  1. Mom Mom
    May 20, 2012

    Benjamin, great video. Where did the Redskins license plate come from?!!

    And did you enjoy the guinea pig? Another great experience!!

    Love you!

  2. Ed Parker
    May 21, 2012

    Great job Ben! We can’t wait to see Part 2! Isabel loved the music that you put with it.
    The Parkers

  3. Jo Jo
    May 23, 2012

    I love your videos Ben and the music, can’t wait for part II. So glad y’all are having a great time and I look forward to hearing you play the charango.

  4. patti garrott
    May 25, 2012

    Great video, looks like you guys are having lots of fun. We look forward tot the next video!! I can’t wait to see you guys again 🙂 ethan

  5. caroline
    June 6, 2012

    great video! i would not want to be spit on! hope you stood clear….
    caroline (ian’s mom)

  6. Laura Branan
    July 10, 2012

    Even after a few months, my daughter, Caroline, and I are still thinking about you eating a guinea pig (cuy). Fries? You had fries with that pet? Were the nails neatly trimmed? I suspect you’ll become a vegetarian soon… 🙂


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