Changing Host Families

After many weeks of searching for a new host family in Santa Cruz that meets all the Peace Corps regulations, I finally found a new home! I decided to change host families to find a more secure house that was closer to town. Luckily, I found just that! My new host family is an 81…

20 Questions- Month Seven

The 20 questions self-interview is back! Feel free to copy the questions and do this on your own. It will be fun to see how much the answers change over the next 20 months. Check out month one here! Challenge: Near the beginning of every month answer the 20 questions below. 1. What kind of…

Holidays in Peru!

The past few months have been full of holidays and although I missed my family and friends a lot, it was fun to celebrate with new friends and family in Peru. Halloween: In the sierra Halloween is not really celebrated, instead they celebrate the day of the dead on the 1st and 2nd of November….

Afternoon Walks and Adventures

Afternoons in small town Peru are very calm (some might even say boring at times). For the most part, everyone hangs out in their houses after lunch, little boys run around outside, and the fried chicken lady wheels her cart into the park so all the men can eat and talk in the plaza. The…