Summary: A Day in Callao

Today, we drove to Peru’s largest and most important port city, Callao (pronounced Kaw-jhow). For lunch we went out to eat at a very fancy restaurant that overlooked the Pacific Ocean. Many boats were docked close by and large ships could be seen in the distance. The seafood served was just incredible!

Restaurant, this way . . . . . . for real sea food!

Casua, made with yellow potatoes unique only to South America. Very tasty fish fillet; not exactly sure what kind of fish it was. :) Chicha, a strickly Peruvian beverage made from corn. It reminded me a lot of pomegranate juice.

You guessed it; octopus! A true delicasy, ceviche; raw fish marinated in lemon juice.

A very sweet desert, which the Spanish name translated to English is "the three milks" The dock outside the restaraunt; notice the submarine?

To finish the day, we strolled along the coast at the end of the peninsula on which Callao is situated. It was a beautiful way to finish a beautiful day!

And just for fun, here are a few more random shots taken throughout the day.

A descriptive sign, I'd say. These ships were being repaird. The home of the first Vise President of Peru


  1. The Neely Team July 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Here is what everyone thought about this:
    “Wow… I love Gothic architecture! Just beautiful!!”
    “Octopus??! Poor James!”
    “It’s a wonder that they aren’t sick!”
    “The dessert looks good!”
    “Look at the submarine…”
    Anyway… we enjoyed seeing a glimpse of your mission’s trip! We’ll be praying. God bless you!

  2. Nate Paine July 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Wow! The food looks AMAZING! 😀

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