|The Plaza de Armas in Arequipa. (Photo: Nathan Paluck)|
The frugal traveler writer Seth Kugel of the New York Times stopped by Arequipa, Peru during his trip from Sao Paulo to New York City. He ate side by side locals at a traditional picantería, visited the Santa Catalina Monastery, and was slightly grossed out by lamb head soup in the market. Read an excerpt here. Right now he’s in the Amazonas state, ready to explore northern Peru.