Bienvenido a Perú
After an 8-hour overnight flight, one movie, a few naps, two meals, and several conversations, we finally made a smooth landing in Lima at 7:45 a.m. We were greeted at the airport by a sweet woman named Ompara who gave us a small tour of the city as she led to our residencias and helped us settle in. I was assigned to live in a cozy apartment in Jesus Maria with four other ASU students. As a group, our living accommodations are all extremely unique varying from eccentric colorful villas to urban city apartments. Lima is beautiful and the tall apartments, busy coffee shops, and crowded streets remind me of Downtown Phoenix. So far, I have felt a strong sense of hospitality from the locals and I am excited to immerse myself in the culture and practice more Spanish. This week, we will be meeting for class discussions in the morning and going out in the city to visit several sites during the day. I am finally in this amazing country, and I now have the opportunity to learn more about myself and the many diverse people that I share this Earth with.