Hello loyal fans and thank you for reading my first blog update from Lima, Peru. I will be sure to keep you all updated on my activities through this blog and also, hopefully, to help some of you decide whether or not you want to study abroad during your time at IU as well. I am living with an elderly married couple, their maid, and three dogs. They are all very nice and have lovely house in Lima, about 10 minutes away from the University that I will be studying at here in Peru. I arrived on August 7th, and have thus far spent my time attempting to get oriented to a new city, as well as exploring some of the cultural sites that the city has to offer.
So far this week, I have gone to a Museum of Anthropology here in the city which held many interesting artifacts, ranging from the Pre-Colombian period to the early 1900s. I have also toured a well local cathedral that houses the remains of Saint Martin and Saint Rosa, the city's two patron saints. I have been able to explore a few of the city's popular commercial areas, as well as visit their "china town." Overall, my stay here has thus far been quite enjoyable and I am excited for classes to start soon.
The food here is excellent as well. One thing that surprised me though, is the amount of rice that the eat. I have eaten rice hear at least once a day so far. Also, they enjoy eating various types of bread. The food here in the city is, for the most part, quite similar to ours, though I have been told that before I leave i must try more exotic, indigenous delicacies, such as heart and other organs.
I will be sure to update you all regularly throughout the semester.
Until next time,