|Inca Kola and Antichuchos (Beef Hearts). Yum Right?|
They have their version of Coca - Cola (Bubble Gum Flavor, Not sure how I will like that), as well as Anticuchos which is BBQ Beef Hearts. Yum. My Mouth is watering. (Insert Sarcasm) My Mom and I will be however, visiting El Rico Pollo which is a local Peruvian Restaurant that from what we hear from others is quite authentic for America. So I guess we will have to try that! I have also learned that they have an abundance of Fresh Fruits due to the climate, as well as an unhealthy supply of peppers. Of all types. I only like flavors like
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Now that we have discussed the food, on to other topics! I have been told that I will not have super reliable power - batteries are super expensive, personal small devices might be difficult to charge, etc... No problem for me! Solar Power to the Rescue! As a Missionary I will not need electricity for many things, but those that I do have, I have come up with a solution!
I do have a few devices I wish to bring with me, one of which is a UV Water Filter from the CamelBak Brand. I have attached a link if you seem a bit sketched out by a "light" purifying the water. To Clarify in short. The UV light is emitting a certain spectrum of Light Waves that essentially KILLS the bacteria, viruses, and protozoan cysts.◙Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack Attachment (Charges Phones, Flashlights, Tablets, And my Camelbak UV Water Filter) - Won't wear it in Peru, but place it in a window at my home...
◙2 Liter Camelbak Bladder for all day water
◙Camelbak UV Water Filter (UV Wavelength kills Bacteria,Viruses, and Protozoan Cysts at a 99.999%) http://shop.camelbak.com/all-clear-bottle/d/1208
◙Sawyer Physical Contaminant Water Filter attached to my Camelbak Water Bladder for as drinking filtering
◙Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight - Flashlight can be charged via Sun, Crank, or USB. Can also recharge something else via its USB.
It might seem like overkill, but this is the future! With this setup, I will NEVER have to purchase any batteries on my 2 Year Mission, as well I will always have a charged up flashlight, and water filters to take out all those fun "floaties" in the water! Yea!
*Update* I have used the UV Water Filter in the San Jacinto Wilderness as the main supplier for Filtered Water. And Guess what! I did not lose bowel functions, nor did I die from weird things that possibly survived the UV, because the UV Did its job! Yea`
So these are my adventures thus far in preparing for Peru. Batteries, Food, and Water Filters. But Hey, you have to start somewhere!