Peru, here I come!

​After two long, relaxing months at home, it’s finally time for me to get going again! I’m currently sitting in the Miami airport, waiting for my flight to Lima to start boarding.

Ready to go!

You may recall that I was somewhat of a mess before leaving for Ghana, and you’ll be happy to know that I am doing much better right now. I am still thinking rationally, I don’t feel like there are multiple Lara’s existing in one body (see pre-Ghana airport post), and while I am a little nervous, it’s the normal, healthy nerves that happen when you’re doing something new.

Beyond that, I’m excited! I’m excited to get going again, experience another culture, and attempt to speak some Spanish. I’ve been working on my Spanish in preparation for this trip, and I’m feeling okay-ish. As far as being able to navigate and understand signs and stuff, I’m not worried. If someone is expecting me to speak, that’s a whole different story. I think I have enough of a foundation to be able to pick it up if I keep working at it though. That’s one of my major goals for this trip!

Anyway, there’s not much else to say, so bye for now. I’m going to organize my snacks and activities for the 6 hour flight ahead, and next time you hear from me, I’ll be in Peru!

P.S. Just a note about contacting me. You can comment here, email me, text me (normal texting will work and you won’t be charged extra), facebook message, etc. I’ll have internet access, and my phone will work (but don’t normal call me… whatsapp, Skype, fb messenger, etc calls are all fine!).

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3 thoughts on “Peru, here I come!

  1. cbuscourtnei says:

    How was your visit to Peru? I leave for Lima in May and I am looking for suggestions on places to visit outside of Machu Picchu

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    • larakaiserian says:

      Peru is great! I’m still here, actually. I haven’t done much traveling outside of Lima because I’m volunteering here, but I do have a few suggestions… First of all, definitely spend some time in Lima! The historic center has some beautiful architecture, and the Miraflores and Barranco districts are cool areas to check out. Next, I’ve heard some great things about Cuzco. Cuzco itself is cool, and there are a bunch of little towns that you can get to easily from there. Outside of central Peru, you can go to Lake Titicaca in the south, or part of the Amazon rainforest is in the north/east of the country. I haven’t been to either but have heard good things! It mostly depends on how much time you’ll be spending here and what you’re interested in… Peru is the most ecologically diverse country in the world, so there are a lot of different types of places to visit. Sorry that’s not extremely helpful. Have a great trip!

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