We arrived in Peru on 5 February 2010, and today is 5 May 2010.
¡THREE MONTHS IN PERU!
Entonces, ¿Qué significa tres meses in Perú? (What does 3 months in Peru mean?)
Well, for starters it means I write the date backwards. ¡It also means I use upside-down question marks and exclamation points!
It also means I speak Spanish! I have been in Spanish school for 3 months, and we finish on Friday. This means I have been taking lots of tests, and have a presentation to give tomorrow. My class is at an advanced level. Today, we finished all of the grammar of the Spanish language.
This is a great time to add that 3 months in Peru means I can't spell, speak, or write in English anymore. Above, I spelled language with an "e," which actually works in Spanish pronunciation. Just like "milkshake" can be spelled "milksheik," like I saw on a sign today. But the point is, I make so many typos these days, because I have lost my English.
The fact that I have been in Peru 3 months means I have eaten some weird stuff, including frog juice, guinea pig, intestine soup, and many other things. You should check out my videos on youtube if you haven't see them yet (www.youtube.com/cailynstevens)
Three months in Peru means I have gotten used to being stared at ALL THE TIME. Seriously, you can't walk down the street without some serious stares. The joys of being a gringa...
It also means I have gotten used to what we in the States would call crazy driving. But it's not crazy anymore.
Three months in Peru means we move and meet our Peruvian partners next week! This is an exciting and scary change for us. Keep us in your prayers!
Also, it means I have become super cheap! Spending more than 5 soles (less than $2 US) sounds ridiculous these days. But we are living on a budget, and cost of living is significantly lower here.
On a more serious note, it means I have studied a lot about religion here. I had some pretty intense days of conversation in class about religion, and have learned a lot.
Three months in Peru also means I don't have much of a bubble anymore. When we go anywhere we have to greet everyone with a kiss on the cheek, and before we leave, same thing.
That's all I have for you for right now. I'm really enjoying life in Peru, and excited for what we have coming up!
Let me know if you have any questions about life in Peru. And, can I just ask you to leave a comment? It is really sad when we work on a blog/newsletter/whatever, and feel like no one reads it. Thank you so much!