Exploring Ayacucho

While in Ayacucho, Peru, we got to experience some of the favorite things of the resident Young Adult Volunteer, Lisa. Among other, more serious observations, she introduced us to moyuchi, a cinnamon ice cream churned on ice in small batches and sold in the Plaza de Armas on the weekend. Her recommended vendor, Eli, allowed me to take some photos and video of the process. It was good!

After church on Sunday (where I was invited to preach!) we visited the church in Huanta and then got to tour a little of the surrounding area. We stopped in scenic Quinua, home to artisans specializing in ceramics.

Notice all the little houses and things on the roof! They're for good luck.

The landscape of hills and mountains was beautiful, in contrast to troubling tales of the effects of the violence that plagued the region in the 1980s (more on that in a future post). It was a beautiful weekend, and I am so grateful for the hospitality we received and the opportunity to see this side of Peru.


About Sarah

I serve with Presbyterian World Mission as liaison to the Andean region. This blog is a place to share stories, experiences, and observations, both my own and those of friends and colleagues and the occasional item of news.
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3 Responses to Exploring Ayacucho

  1. Rashad says:

    That ice cream sounds delicious! Glad things are going well!

  2. Linda Eastwood says:

    So – did you preach? And I’d love to taste some of that ice-cream!

  3. Sarah says:

    Linda, I did preach–for the first time in translation! (into Quechua). I’m trying to sort out some thoughts related to that experience, but it was an honor and I think it went really well!

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