Coca is a plant that contains variety of nutrition.
When we hear something about “coca”, we usually connect it with drugs.
You change your mind once you visit South America, especially, the Andean region.
People in the Andean region chew coca leaves or drink “coca tea” mostly to overcome altitude sickness!
You can try “coca specialties” while being in Peru, but don’t try to bring any of them to Europe or North America, it could cause some problems with authorities…
If you want to believe www.peru.travel, “Peruvian cuisine is considered among the best in the world”. I’m not sure is it completely true, but the richness of culture and variety of regions make the cuisine special.
I haven’t seen this in many countries, and I believe it’s simply not popular these days any more, but in a few South American countries, I’ve seen people cleaning shoes on the streets.
To me, it somehow looks like not from this century, and has its charm!
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a very diverse country in South America.
Have you been to Peru?
It’s definitely worth visiting, even if you only have time to visit Machu Picchu, you’ll still enjoy it a lot. 🙂