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.
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.