When we were packing up to leave NYC we decided that since everything would be in storage for more than a year, it would be a good idea to number the boxes and create a list that had the numbers, and a basic idea of what was in each box. If we can manage to remember where we put that list, it should be helpful in terms of unpacking when we return.
Packing sucks. In an attempt to make it suck a little less, Justin and I made a little wager about the number of boxes we thought we’d end up with when it was all said and done. We wrote our numbers down, and sealed them in an envelope.
At the time, we couldn’t think of what the winner would get. Money would be pointless since we share that. A nice dinner cooked for the winner didn’t seem big enough.
Eventually we decided that it wouldn’t be so much what the winner got, but what the loser had to do. We threw around a bunch of ideas, but finally settled on one that seemed perfect…
The loser has to eat one strange or unusual item of the winner’s choice in ever country we visit.
I’ve been researching all the interesting food items available in Peru – cuy (guinea pig), was high on the list, but so was anticuchos (beef heart on a skewer). Having not run across anything more fascinating, I decided that whatever we came across first would be what he would eat.
The other day we were wandering around Ollantaytambo when we came across a vendor with meat skewers. We asked the woman tending the grill what each skewer was.
Pollo, carne, anticuchos.
So it was settled.
As it turns out, anticuchos is very tender, and rather tasty. So tasty in fact that we went back for a second skewer for me.
Justin is convinced that I’m going to be trying all these interesting foods along with him, and for now that’s fine, but I suspect that when we get to Southeast Asia he’ll be on his own…