1. The Comida:
2. Street Performers:
3. The Clubs:
I've never been to any clubs in America so I can't really compare, but the clubs here are always a blast. If you're bored on a Friday or Saturday night you can just go to the clubs! You can even take a group of twenty with no problems. The best part is they are free! They let you in expecting you'll blow a bunch of money on drinks, but jokes on them, I never drink while I'm there! So that's one free night full of fun. Not to mention all the music they play is a blast. This is where I have learned a good majority of the Spanish music that is popular down here, which is my fourth point...
At the club with some of our Peruvian friends
5. My Peruvian Friends:I've made some really good friends while I've been down here and I always have fun with them. I hang out with my Peruvian friends practically every week. It's usually a mix of Americans and Peruvians which is always a blast. They love to hear how we do things differently and vise versa. I've also hung out with just Peruvians which is equally a blast. They love to heat how I speak ha. We've even gotten to the point where we can sarcastically make fun of each other; you know the things friends usually do. I've been told by my friend Hugo, on two separate occasions, that when I speak Spanish I sound like a little kid, and like Speedy Gonzales, don't know where that one came from.
Isabella, Emily, Hugo, Me, and Mary
They're all Peruvians, I swear
Me, and Hugo
Here's a link to hear how Speedy Gonzales speaks in case you were wondering. Skip to 1:20 to hear him
6. My Host Family:
Lastly I am going to miss my host family probably the most. They have truly made me feel a part of their family. I was very fortunate to have been placed with the family that I ended up with. We've done a lot of things together such as day trips, gone out to eat, and I have even met a lot of their relatives. My host family has even extended their kindness to my Nebraska and Peru friends. They've invited them over, had them stay for lunch, and even told me to invite some for my host dad's birthday party. They just loved that! I've really gotten close to them and it's going to suck when I have to leave.
Me and my host family
Max and Luzmila Patrucco
I sure am going to miss a lot when I have to return to Nebraska. I could honestly see myself living here for another four months or even returning to live here again in the future. I have just fallen in love with Lima and Peru. This experience has really shown me that I want to live abroad again. One thing is for sure though, I'll be coming back to visit in no time!