In Peru, guinea pig or cuy is a common dish. My husband had fried cuy in a restaurant and he said it tastes a lot like pork. Literally its served splayed out like a chicken on a skewer, still complete with its little hooves. This is not for the squeemish to eat because you have to chew it off of the bone like fried chicken. My husband also said for the amount of meat you get it really isn't worth the effort. Your hands get quite greasy in the process of trying to eat these little buggers. When you are out and about in Peru, you will often see these small guinea pig villages. I even saw one in the Santa Catalina Monestary in Arequipa. I wonder if you pick out your guinea pig like we pick out lobster in the tank back home?
If you wander around the sunday market you will find people from many different ethnic groups. Women use to wear distinctive hats, different depending on which group they come from. Most of them are colourful and very nice to look at.