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…
*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
*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 Peru… read more…