Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving and lobos del mar!

Finally  a worthy post!
pretty sunny Lima loou!

Wednesday I went straight from my last  etnografia class(wohoo!) to Ella's house with Jacey, Mauricio met up with us then we all went to the center of Lima to go see our friend Adet sing traditional Andean music. It was a cool cultural experience, music from different provinces.
                                 Surfing last weekend with some ladies. Looking away though because it was so sunny!

Then Thursday was Thanksgiving of course. Went to my last history class, thank god. Prepared some asparagus then headed over to Jen's house with Viole and Mauricio. It was an awesome way to spend Thanksgiving, everyone in my program prepared/brought something traditional and we all brought some Peruvian friends/family to share the experience.
Turkey on the Pie


mis amigos!

And todayy woke up way to early for my liking and headed out with the group to Callao to go see the Isla Palomino. Snoozed on the boat until we reached the islands with the sea lions. Smelly and loud..only way to describe it. I was soo tired so I decided not to go swimming with the lobos del mar..but then when everyone went in I decided why not and jumped in to! They were so funny just popping up their heads and looking at us. We also saw humboldt penguins:) And everyone got burned to a crispy crisp..ooops!

 oh we wont get burned it is cloudy- se dice

 I spy a penguino! Do you?
jajajajajj yesssss

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

busy busyy

So what have I been doing lately..glad you asked.

Friday I went to watch my friend play soccer. For 3 was not right. What was fun at first quickly got cold and boring.Lets just say I entertained myself by flicking ants off the bench...
Later that night we taught our peruvian friends how to play flip cup...turned out well.

Today woke up at 7am and headed to the beach to do a little surfing. First time without a lesson..the waves were big and scary but I caught a few myself. Got some sea urchin spines in my toes though:( Didn't realize it because it went from sunny to overcast this morning but I am now red as a tomato...
It has been sunny and 70 here everyday basically.

here are photos of the taller de cajon and the taller de cocina....I've been doing other stuff I swear, just can't think of it right now. Two more weeks of classes, exam week then I'm done, increibleee!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dia de Los Muertos

I never want to miss Halloween again.

On Monday we carved a pumpkin, a very very small pumpkin. It turned out really cute though! It was weird seeing all the kids dressed up and walking around because no one really hands out candy. They must go to 30 houses before anyone even answers and then they only give them the smallest little candy.

 Yesterday was Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, we didn't have school but we had to wake up early still and head out to el cementario Nueva Esperanza. Words can't really describe this place..I have never seen a cementary so large and informal. People bring food to their dead, sell you food and beer, paint and clean the graves, set of fireworks and light candles. I saw one old lady, she had to be 80, in a wheel chair being pushed up the dirt/rock path just to go visit her dead. They hire bands and dancers to dance by the graves of their family members. Apparently though this grave is mostly immigrants from the Andes, meaning that the people who come are often of the lowest class. Most Limenos would tell you that these people are crazy for drinking and partying with their dead all day and that it is a horrible example of what Peru is like.

 It is so large that there are moto taxis in case you don't feel like walking all the way up the hills 
This is people dancing in front of a grave..notice in the background those are all graves.. all they way up the hill