It just feels great to be on solid ground and HERE! It's still unbelievable, but now we have already spent our first night in Lima! We arrived late last night, thanks to our very nice Taxi driver (Luis). We are staying at Pariwana Hostel and it is so great! The people here are so nice, and there's a cool rooftop area where everyone was dancing, drinking, and partying.
Amy and I woke up at 7:30 to get some free bread and butter and to go explore the city! We ran across a cute street market, some cool parks, and then found the ocean!
We have walked back now for Amanda to join us for lunch. She is the other person from OSU that traveled with us. There hasn't been much in the way of culture shock, probably because it is such a big city. Of course, we are near McDonalds', Burger King, and the other crap foods. I really wanted a tamal today from the market, but I only had big bills to pay with. It's been exciting to practice my Spanish, but also stressful!
I'm getting pretty hungry, and frankly I would rather not be on a computer right now. I thought I should just give an update! Hopefully these will get more exciting. Send me messages via Facebook if you'd like to chat or add me on Viber. When I have internet connection (which should be frequent the first week) I will reply! Adios!