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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peruvian Family Afternoon

Our friend's family invited us to spend a traditional family afternoon. We were delighted to attend!! The food was amazing and plentiful! There were relatives from all over the world; Italy, Canada, USA. Between English, Italian, Spanish and some Portuguese everyone was able communicate.

Trying some local delights!

Everyone catching up....

Its amazing to see how children interact, language is no barrier...

In Peru , most families have a "Nana" who helps with the household chores, raising children and companion. This Nana has been with bestie's family for more than 25 years. She will remain with the family for the rest of her life.

Peruvians really enjoy life and love to celebrate! Musicians are often hired to play music during special celebrations. The music fills the house and before you know it everyone is singing along or dancing.

Just like North American's, Peruvians love their furbabies. This is bestie's mother's little furbaby Chiquita. Dolce would have had a great time playing with her.

The gardens are starting to go into bloom.. The roses were brilliant!!

Imagine having an olive tree in your backyard!!!

The day ended with another beautiful Peruvian sunset!!


  1. Dearest HHL ... ths looks absolutely gorgeous and I am sure you had a wonderful Christmas but I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and all my best wishes for 2011!
    Lots of Love

  2. How wonderful to celebrate the holidays in such a way. The food looks amazing and I'm sure the traditions from many cultures, music, conversation, kids, etc. made for a memorable time. Happy New Year to you!

  3. That's it! I need a nana!

    Looks like you are having a blast!!

    Mish ya!

  4. How onderful spending an afternoon in true Peruvian tradition! I wish I could sample the buffet! Have a great time in Argentina!

  5. Looking at the photos and reading your words is almost like being there with you. It looks absolutely wonderful and a great start to your trip.
    May 2011 bring you every happiness, in every possible way. I am so very glad to have met you and am looking forward to hearing more of your adventures. Dolce would adore playing with the little Peruvian furbaby...hey I would love the little Peruvian furbaby! Hope Dolce is getting some posts together for the new year too . :)
    My sincerest and heartfelt good wishes to you...for one as erudite as myself I find it surprising that I am unable to convey my sincerest emotions. x

  6. Oh wow! It looks and sounds fabulous! So glad you had a great Christmas! I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!


  7. I want a Nana too! Looks like you are having a fabulous time :)
    My wishes for a positively powerful and healthy New Year!

  8. You lucky girl, it looks amazing wishing you a great new year eve and a happy new year! Sharon xx

  9. Celia,
    It looks like you are having the time of your life. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
    Love to you,

  10. A very special day for all!! The images are wonderful!

    Art by Karena

  11. looks like you are having a fabulous time!!!
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    wishing you a fabulous 2011 !!!

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  12. Hey High Heeled,

    Wow, looks like you are having a wonderful time in Peru!

    Chiquita is very, very cute. : )

    Have a great New Year!


  13. I'm glad you are having a wonderful time. Happy New Year, my friend.

  14. Hi Celia,
    It looks so FUN!! Just wonderful!
    I want to wish you the very best in the New Year!

  15. It looks just wonderful! I wish you a wonderful 2011 Blessed with good health and love ~
    Thank you sor being such a dear blogging friend in 2010,


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