so carolyn, candice, laura, marc and i just arrived in lima, peru this morning around 9 30 or so. we have spent the day walking around the city and are off to see some ruins right now. we even bought some coca leaves to try out later tonite!!!! *dont worry mom...its just supposed to be an appetite surpresser...tomorrow morning we have a flight to cuzco and then on sunday we head to aguas calientes which is at the base of machu picchu...then we will head up to machu picchu on monday morning..early to see the sunset. the weather is super nice...lima is right on the ocean though it is really humid. unfortunately we're all quite tired as we took a bus to santiago last night, arriving around midnite. then we hung out in the airport before check in at 4 30 am. but peru is great and from what we've seen so far we love it! love to all!!!!!
The first portion of this blog is from when I spent my last semester of college abroad in Valparaiso, Chile at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, finishing up my requirements for my dual degree in Hispanic Studies and International Affairs. I lived with a host family in the neighboring city of Vina del Mar during spring semester of 2005.
July 2007- May 2008 I took off again, this time my travels took me to the other side of the globe - spending three months in Alexandria, Egypt studying Arabic and then 6 months outside of Accra, Ghana working at a UN Refugee camp for Liberians - with ... full info