Wedding Bells Part One: Sierra Edition

Bride, Groom, Cake, Dancing, Family and Friends. All over the world marriages are celebrated everyday, and Peru is no different! During my six months in site I have been invited to two weddings; one in a big city on the coast and the other in the small sierra town where I live. The first wedding…

Yunza

A yunza is an age-old tradition that is specific to the department of Cajamarca. Within the department, every province and district does things a little different. If you read my last blog post you know that last Tuesday I went to a birthday party that turned out to also be the yunza for the district…

Peruvian River Trip

Eight months ago “river trip” meant packing a cooler and heading to San Marcos, Texas for a day of tubing, tanning, and BBQ. When I was invited to a river trip by some of the Peruvians my age who are home for the holidays I was all about it! Haha, then came the lesson in…