!Feliz Año Nuevo!

Happy New Year from Lima!!

We decided spend the holiday relaxing in Miraflores and bringing in the new year at a local restaurant overlooking the Huaca Pucllana ruins. While Lima doesn’t have a formal city wide firework show nearly everyone was on the streets setting off their own, with some serious (and slightly frightening) ones down on the beach.
We only have one week left here, it’s gone incredibly fast and has been, thus far an incredible experience. For me, it couldn’t be more different than CCS-Tanzania. And I’m grateful for a new experience. There’s only two of us at placement next week (down from four), so we may get a little bit more “hands on” or interactive tasks with the abuelos.
Last, here’s a few extra photos in no particular order.

Bienvenidos a Lima!

Miraflores, Lima: View from our hotel.

Yesterday, we woke up at the absurd hour of 3:45am to begin our journey to Lima. The entire day was uneventful, which when it comes international travel is about as ideal as it gets. We arrived at the hotel at 2:30am, and greeted by that distinct “foreign country” smell, with a unique twist sure to burn into our sensory memory. It was good to be on the ground. We’re staying at the Marriott, which is located in Miraflores, the most upscale region of Lima. The hotel lover looks the cliffs of LarcoMar, and is absolutely gorgeous. Quite the way to begin our trip! The fog this morning has been pretty thick, so we haven’t seen much of Lima, but as the day passes its beginning to burn off, revealing the huge sprawl that is Lima.
So, after getting ready, what to do first? It seems pretty obvious…ceviche! We’re off this afternoon to La Mar, and I think I can speak for both of us when I say, we’re ridiculously excited!
More to come later…