Pileta del Pisco

July 27th, 2007

Peru’s national drink flowed from Lima’s 357 year old fountain in the Plaza de Armas today in honour of the country’s 186th anniversary of independence tomorrow. Where water flowed yesterday, pure Pisco spirit flowed today. To learn about Pisco, how it’s made and when and where it was invented, see here.

Thanks to the Wong Corporation people were invited to drink it all for free, some 2000 litres, and try its four varities; Quebranta, Italia, Acholado, Mosto verde. Of course, the Plaza was busy and old drunk people spent the afternoon stumbling around.

Later in the afternoon horses, riders and dancers arrived to perform the Paso Peruano, where a man mounted on a horse, and a woman dance together in union.

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