So far, in our first month and a half in Peru, we’ve done what I thought would happen in a year! How is it that we’ve already done so much? Let’s take it from the top.Well, we started with four weeks of language school for four hours a day. (¡Sì, finalmente puedo hablar en español!) In that time my mom’s birthday passed, mine too. (April 17th and May 6th.) Also we’ve gone on about thirty hikes to see Inca ruins! The Incas were so brilliant in their builing skills.I’ve had five charango lessons. A charango is like a mini guitar with a higher pitch. It’s beautiful. In fact, my brother and I finally bought a charango, after shopping and trying different charangos countless times.I think the most astonishing thing for me was eating cuy, which is guinea pig in spanish! It was full-bodied, head, toenails and all. I had to pick out the meat with my fingers. It tasted like pork. I guess it’s a rite of passage to be 13! It had fries on the side. And finally, on May 9th – May 12th, we took a three day trek into the second deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!
We’ve been so busy that I’ve only had time to put together a three minute video of our first few weeks. We are livin’ it up in Peru!