January 17, 2011

¡Hola de Perú!

The Peru folks (Shawna Benard, Rachel Brim, Julie Celebi, Alisan Fathalizadeh, Erik Hemingway, Paul Johnson, Emily Jackson, and Steve Moyo) have arrived safe and sound and jumped right into the culture and excitement. A little bit on our time in Lima--

We arrived in Lima late on Saturday night and stayed in a hostel. We were fortunate to have the day to explore the city, and had an amazing full day together. We walked more than any of us have walked in a really long time- we got a great view of the coastline...
tried some Indian-Peruvian fusion cuisine at an all-vegetarian restaurant, including, much to our surpise, tofu ceviche..















visited the Huaca Pucllana ruins...














joined in some traditional folkloric dance at a major festival in the downtown square and Steve & Alisan made it on the big screen! [vid to be posted soon]

Celebrated Shawna's birthday and she was spontaneously serenaded by a local musician...



This was a fantastic nosedive into Peruvian culture, and we are so energized to begin our work here. More to come on our initial introduction to the FIMRC program --

¡Hasta pronto!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow guys, so cool! Looking forward to more posts! Julie-- I'm expecting leftovers when you get home.

MSU CHM Saginaw said...

Sounds like a great start to an exciting experience!! Can't wait to hear and see more. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Great job! thanks for the fast work getting the post up for all of your followers and for embracing your experience so well! Cant wait to learn more about your time!..dr s

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