Our Amazon river boat, the Delfin 2, offered beautiful and delicious meals. Breakfast was a buffet, and lunch and dinner were served at magnificently decorated tables. The kitchen was open, and we watched as they plated each of our three courses at every meal. I was always aware of the extreme contrast between our situation and the lives of the villages whose homes we were passing, but there wasn't anything I could do about this condition of modern global life.
|After dinner on a few evenings, the staff played wonderful Peruvian music to our great amusement.|
Paddington Bear accompanied me back to darkest Peru for one of these evenings.
|The chef gave a demo of how to make Peruvian ceviche.|
|On another afternoon we heard a lecture on wild fruits that grow in the|
jungle. Above: a selection of palm fruits.
|A beautiful tablescape. At each meal we enjoyed a different setting, with a variety of shapes of plates and colorful|
placemats and table napkins. Some settings included colorful raffia creatures made by local villagers.