Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Ice Cream Man Cometh

We spent a few days recently in Lima, specifically the Barranco and Miraflores districts. What struck me immediately were the ever-present D’Onofrio Ice Cream vendors. They pedal around on their three-wheeled bikes with a bright yellow cooler of goodies. Their alert call – made on something like a kazoo – sounds like a strange duck. The vendors are both men and women, usually older in age. They ride up and down the malecons (esplanades) that run along the cliffs of these two districts.

(The title of this post is a play on the title of the play, The Iceman Cometh.)

D’Onofrio Vendors in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru 2013
A D’Onofrio Vendor in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru 2013 

D’Onofrio Vendors in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru 2013

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