As many of you know, I have relocated from the Washington, DC area to Lima, Peru. Here I will be pursuing my minor in Spanish. I thought that the best way for me to really understand Spanish culture and language was to move to a Latin American country. Let me start by saying, I have only been here for a little bit over two weeks, and it has been nothing short of a culture shock! I truly like living here in Lima, and experiencing a new culture, but getting around and everyday life is a challenge. Even though everyday life is a challenge, that is the beauty of moving to a foreign country.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a trip to Ica and Huacachina. This was a much-needed trip. I have to admit that it was amazing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For those of you who don’t know Ica and Huacachina is the desert of Peru. There is literally sand everywhere. When I say everywhere, I mean everywhere. For hours after the trip, I was still finding sand all over my body. Despite all the sand, the desert is extremely fun. It’s filled with activities like sand-boarding, buggy rides, etc. On top of all the activities, the people that live in the desert are extremely nice and have no problem talking and getting to know you. For anyone who is visiting Peru, I highly recommend that you go to Ica and Huacachina.
While I was visiting the desert, I tried Ceviche. Ceviche is a seafood dish that is widely eaten all around Peru. It was one of the best foods I have ever tried. There are different spice levels that you can eat when you order it. The spice levels range from not spicy, all the way up to extremely spicy. If you’re like me then you like things extremely mild.
Overall I haven’t been blogging that much when it comes to my new adventures in Peru. I’ll make sure to keep you guys all updated as I continue my adventure!