Language School - Peru, Language School Programs

Bring Home Some Foreign Spices

by Rachel Chaikof

A lot of times when I go to the malls with friends in my home country, they always question me why I’m not buying anything.  It’s simply because not only am I saving my bucks for traveling, but also to bring back some unique spices to my home country from a foreign country.  As I mentioned, I brought quite a few sweaters, jewelry, and a scarf –  the “spices” that are not only unique to Peru, but also useful in my life, obviously.

photo by Rachel Chaikof

photo by Rachel Chaikof

Because of the strike that happened yesterday, it was next to impossible to catch a taxi.  So, I walked back to my host family’s home with Jana from the school.  On our way back, I came across this shoe store which appeared to have I’ve-never-seen-before-shoes and the ones that appeared to have Peruvian flare to them.  I immediately came across these hot TURQUOISE boots with a strip of a weave of a Peruvian design.  Everybody knows that whenever I see turquoise, it’s a must-to-have item!  LOL!  Anyways, I couldn’t pass up not buying the boots.  It was something that I can’t find in my own home, something that I can wear during the winter time, it was cheap as always, and something that makes me stand out from other people when it comes to fashion in my own country!

Read more about Rachel’s adventures in her Miss Travel Girl blog…


About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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