It was crowded by people just like me. Everyone congratulated one another and it was like a small family of hikers who had achieved their goal. People canon-balled into the glacier water and other carried out the tradition of the “naked lake jump.” I was happy for them. I was happy for me. We were forever bonded together as a random group of humans who joined the Peace Corps.
On the Road with Guinea Pigs: The truth about travel through the Andes Mountains of Peru.
I have exciting news this week!! My students and I made a video highlighting happiness in Peru and submitted it to the Peace Corps Week video contest. Drumroll please… WE MADE THE FINALS!! We were selected as one of fourteen finalists worldwide and now there is a Facebook contest to see whose picture can get the most likes by Wednesday.
Peaces of Love is a collection of the small details I want to share and remember. I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the big life events, but the small details are the biggest part of my day-to-day reality here in Peru.
Trees and houses covered in bright lights, big bows and beautiful decorations, singing carols and sharing cookies by the fire; the holiday season is by far my favorite time of year! Starting in late November Houston transforms into a land of cheery and even friendlier people. December is the month when (most years) the heat…