Huaraz, Peru

Turquoise lakes, stunning glaciers and bright red trees. The weather wasn’t good, but we had 30 minutes of sun (as well as 30 minutes of snow) at the top, enough to snap a few pictures.
Guinea pigs are a local delicacy, and are kept and handled like any other livestock. Locals haul around sacks of the most adorable little live guinea pigs, selling them at the market. The dish is known as cuy, and I ordered one at a traditional restaurant. I didn’t expect to get the skull, remains of the ears and little twisted claw on my plate. It tasted ok, but there were about two mouthfuls of meat on the whole thing.