All good things must come to an end

Made it back home after almost 24 hours of airport travel!  I really did not want to leave.  It was difficult to say bye to my friends and my new life.  If you had told me at the two month mark (whenever I felt that although I had met people, I really didn’t have any…

Farewells

Biggest regret of studying abroad?  That I’m only doing it for a semester.  As final exams approach, I am realizing that I just now feel like my life here; the routine, the people, the food; is normal.  I see information for events happening in the upcoming semester and am disappointed that I won’t be here…

Marcahuasi

Last weekend I went camping in the countryside of Peru for the second time in a row.  It is so rejuvenating to see the sun.  Here in Lima now that it is winter, it is overcast every single day.  The most confusing part, is that it doesn’t rain.  The sky is just grey.  I never…

Halfway

I haven’t written in awhile because this month has been busy!  So many different things have happened since my last blog post.  I will try to do my best to talk about all of it. Firstly, I attempted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my friends here.  It’s a funny holiday because, although the 5th…

Paracas, Ica, Huacachina, Nazca

Before coming to Peru, I bought a lonely planet travel guide book and read up on all things touristy in the country and decided early on that if I was only able to do a few things during my time in Peru, sandboarding in Huacachina would be number one.  This past weekend, I FINALLY accomplished…

STUDY abroad

When considering studying abroad, many times we do not put a whole lot of thought into the “study” part.  We think more about where we want to travel and what sort of traveling we want to do.  But honestly, being here studying, I think it is important not only to reflect on what I am learning, but…

Semana Santa/Huaraz

FINALLY left the city!!  This past weekend, we had an extended holiday for Semana Santa in which we did not have classes Thursday or Friday so my friends and I packed our bags and left for the mountains immediately after classes on Wednesday and returned early Sunday morning.  As if the beautiful scenery wasn’t enough,…

An ode to patience

Almost three weeks have gone by since I arrived in Peru and it has been quite the journey thus far.  Most importantly, my classes were suspended for a week due to a national environmental crisis which put everything on pause.  There have been floods and landslides all over the country that have destroyed homes and…

Finalmente he llegado a Perú

Finally on my way to Lima, Peru for the semester! I have wanted to study abroad for what feels like my entire life and it is somewhat surreal to be on my way to accomplishing that dream. I will be staying with a host family, who will be picking me up from the airport. Not…