Language School - Peru, Language School Programs

Goodbye to Peru

by Alison Baglien, Greenheart Travel Gap Year Abroad Participant

My time in Peru has come to an end. It’s been an educational month: the culture, language, lifestyle and people have given me wonderful knowledge, insight, and most importantly, incredible memories. My time in Peru can be summed up by the things that I will miss and those that I will not.

What I’ll miss about Peru

photo by Alison Baglien

*Walking everywhere (I think I took three taxis the whole time).

*The fruit–the fruit here is incredible especially the prickly pears (fruit from a cactus) and most all Peruvian food; I took one Peruvian cooking class but it tastes much better when someone else is cooking!

*All the markets

*The exchange rate

*Oscar–one of the cooks at school who is one of the happiest people I’ve ever met.

*Class – even though it was very trying and I’ve succumbed to the fact that I will never be as good as I’d like at Spanish.

*Dancing, dancing, dancing–after two salsa classes I can “kind of” do the basic steps but in general enjoyed all the countless nights of dancing.

* “The box”—some kind of musical instrument & the guy who plays it.

*Bembos—an upscale fast food restaurant where I ate “The Mexicana” sans the beef…you can’t go wrong with guacamole, tomato, cheese, Doritos and lettuce

*Incatean, my favorite place to dance! Km0, where my favorite band plays, Paddy’s, a good place to a get a drink and everyone speaks English

*Sublime—a yummy candy bar

photo by Alison Baglien

*Attempting to be a Cinceano futbol player groupie, #15 & #11

*Having my laundry sent out

*Being part of a more simple way of life

*The passion for religion

*ALL of the AMAZING people

*Eating al fresco everyday

*Being greeted with smooches

Things I won’t miss about Peruread more…

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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