Friday, February 11, 2011

15 days to go!

i know you´re all curious about lima, but i don´t know what to say about it. here´s my average day:
7:30 wake up and get ready for life.
8 eat breakfast, usually a smoothie and coffee and cookies, with Luky and Otto.
8:15-30 leave for work and walk to where i like to get the bus*.
9:30ish get to work
1-3pm eat lunch with/get made fun of by Alejandro and Marta**.
5 get back on the bus
6 get home, take a nap.
8 eat lonche***/some absurd amount of food that Luky seems to think is appropriate.
then i watch gossip girl until i fall asleep.

this is why i have so little to blog about.

*this is probably the most exciting part of my day. since there are no bus stops, i stand next to a speed bump because they have to slow down anyway. Every day a bus is leaving just as I get there, and when they finally do stop they are usually full enough that I have to stand. A bit after I get on they get wildly full and I´m usually touching about 5 people who smell varying levels of good. We all stare awkwardly at each other and wish everyone else would just get off already. Without traffic it´s a 15-minute ride, but at 9am there are 2 major road hurdles to overcome. luckily there are usually enough seats by the time we get to them, and we wait for the traffic lady (no, it´s not a stop light.) to get sick of how intensely we honk and let us go. sometimes i get out early and walk.

**i don´t know if alejandro is related to the family, but he lives in the building i work in and runs a massage therapy practice. my friend´s dad, Raúl, lives upstairs and runs a hypno-therapy practice. Raúl and Alejandro don´t seem to like each other at all and both get upset when I say I´ve been talking to the other one. Alejandro likes to hit on me, which is fun but I´m afraid to go do any of the many things he suggests because he´s rather old to be my first boyfriend--he has children that have children who know who JBeebs is, and also he´s 60.

***lonche is usually a cup of coffee and a piece of bread, but luky usually serves me a piece of chicken with a plate full of rice and beans. i´m not sure how i eat it all, and some nights i can´t.

PS i made you guys a google map of my adventures in this lovely city. i´ll try to keep updating it; enjoy!,-77.037635&spn=0.031054,0.038581&t=h&z=15

Friday, January 28, 2011

One Month!

So apparently you don't get to hear about how most of my January went. Not having loads of free time on the internet makes certain things fall by the wayside. AKA blogging. But yesterday was the one-month-left mark and I figured I should tell you guys I'm alive.

I just finished my first week of work about 50 minutes! It consisted of me sitting in an office and googling malt. Needless to say, I was getting rather fidgety and I'm ready to see other humans.

Luckily I have made one whole friend!!! Her name is Lady and she is my boss' sister. She also loves Korea and reminds me so much of Andrea that I occasionally speak to her in English.

I am a queen of Peruvian buses now! I was a little afraid of them in Buenos Aires, and totally survived on the subway alone, but here that wasn´t an option and I feel like I´ve risen to the occasion.

I don´t know what else to tell you!!! My life here is actually pretty boring, in the best sort of way. I´m not sure if I´m ready to go back to Argentina, but soon I won´t have much choice!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


It is 2011!!! I don't know if I'm ready for it, but ready or not it is here. Tomorrow is my half birthday, and Andrea and I are going to celebrate it maybe, because I'm supposed to have lunch with Sergio and getting to Sergio's house is still quite a challenge. Especially because I'm not sure if Google Maps is right.

Drea leaves the 4th, really early in the morning. After that, I'm going to have pretty much no friends. I am befriending her uncle and maybe Sergio's brother will hang out with me, but we aren't sure. After she leaves, I am moving in with her Aunt Luky and Uncle Otto, so you should hear more about them soon! I also officially own too much stuff to fit in one bag anymore--especially considering that I have a ton of stuff in Buenos Aires. July is going to be interesting...

THE PART YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO READ: For New Years, we went on quite the family tour. Ukita informed us that she was going to a party and wouldn't be back until the next day, so we had to get all of our stuff out by 11. We somehow managed it, and met Andrea's father in the mall so we could go see all of his family. We had seco and yuca, which is one of my favorite things. We hopped over to Polvos Azules to buy some Korean dramas--don't forget that we are classy--and then went to see some Raymundos.

Raymundo lives in kind of a dangerous area, so we had to walk around the fence for a while waiting for someone to let us in. Finally an old man agreed to, and we got to meet a room full of relatives that even Andrea didn't understand the relationship between.

oh no I need to go! But I will continue later!