I’d like to title this entry The Little Things.
Because I feel like we talk about all the major things that happen (Incan ruins, hikes, restaurants, presidential conflicts, detti’s bowel issues) but some of the most influential aspects of this trip are those cosas that mark the difference between life in the states and living in Peru. Por ejemplo, Asia and I have the cutest Rugrats bedsheets-except some of the characters have Spanish names like Carlitos for Chuckie. Or when we shower (as often as that may be) we have a specific procedure just to get the water running, whether or not it is warm. Get in, turn on water, get out, flip switch on, attempt to shower, switch flip off, then turn off water. Can’t mess that up or else we’ll make the electric showerhead explode…but actually.
The Little Things. Like how when I was sick in bed during the earlier weeks, I would be awoken by people on the streets dragging carts with a megaphone to announce the fruits/vegetables of the day. Imagine that being your job, to walk around neighborhood streets selling fruits and vegetables out of a wooden cart that you built yourself.
The Little Things. Like how it is not considered rude to eat before the rest of the people at the table have received their food. And when the meal is over, we announce that we are content by saying provecho, and then resume to get up from the table.
The Little Things. Like how drinks at meals are served warm. Sometimes I even feel that our lovely host mom warms the juice or chicha morada before meals. Chicha morada means purple corn, and is made from Peruvian maize that’s purple and boiled in water with spices.
Or how instead of milk, they use yogurt to eat cereal. I encourage you guys to try it! Pour a bottle of Danimals in your Cap’n Crunch and you are basically right here in Cusco.
There are tons to be added soon, just part of getting the full experience and what not. #GettingEngaged
Her footwork was ridiculous^