Today we visited the restaurant Aldea Yanapay. They are actually a social project located in Cusco dedicated to providing alternative education to children adolescents and adults; but they also have a restaurant which helps fund their project.
I had read about it online and had practically walked past it every day on the way to Plaza De Armas but today we decided to pop in to see what it was all about.
We were pleasantly surprised. The decoration was fun and the kids loved dressing up in the hats on the hat rack and playing with the cuddly toys.
And the food was awesome. While the kids dined on chicken nuggets, I had a delicious felafel sandwich. And while we didn't try the desserts, they certainly sounded yummy! Little Miss 8 commented that she would like to come back again or at least every week so that is a good sign!
If we decide to stay long-term in Cusco, we will look into volunteering at Aldea Yanapay as they only require a one week commitment. It looks to be a great project to be involved in.
Michelle - traveller, writer, mother, lover and friend.