Buenos Dias everyone!!!!
I am currently in Lima, Peru, on the second half of my study abroad adventure. AND I think I’m in love! <3 I love everything about Lima! Well…not everything, but about everything! From the minute I arrived, I could tell that my two months in Peru were going to be completely different from Buenos Aires!
This is a breakdown of my first week here in Peru.
Saturday, March 31: Traveled all day, and arrived in Lima, Peru. Met host mom and roommates. They’re great!!
Sunday: Free Day with the host family. Our host mom invited us out to lunch and had Peruvian Ceviche (a typical Peruvian dish, raw fish and seafood in a lemon sauce).
My roommates and I :D
Monday: Tour of Lima, Peru. Visited Huaca Pucllana (pre-Incan ancient ruins inside the city of Lima), Parque Kennedy, and Larcomar (along the Pacific Coast). Watched the sun set on the Pacific Ocean.
Tuesday: Visited the Historical Center of Lima, the Palace of Justice and watched the changing of the guards at noon, and ate Chinese food in China Town.
Wednesday: walked through Miraflores, the shopping district, and walked along the Pacific Coast, watched surfers while drinking fresh frozen lemonade.
Thursday: Left for Cusco and Machu Picchu!!!
If I have learned anything from my first week here, it is that I LOVE LIMA!!! Here in Peru, we have the coast (the Pacific Ocean), mountains (the Andes), and the jungle (the Amazon Rain Forest). This city is full of culture and happiness, but without the big-city feel. I can honestly say I could live here for a whole semester, or more, or at least visit Peru again! Can’t wait to see what other unexpected fortunes I have in the next two months!
Chau for now!