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Hi from Peru!

sunny 75 °F
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I arrived in Lima just after 5 this morning. After all of the prep time, I am actually here, how strange. The process of leaving was very hard actually and I was missing friends and family on the journey. Then, getting here was so new and fascinating. The drive from the airport showed a city of extremes. After getting to the hostel, I ended up befriending a guy from Canada and we explored the Miraflores district of Peru today.

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I was unprepared for summer and the strong rays of the southern hemishpere but because my summer clothes were in my other pack I got by with just burns on my head and neck. There were so many little things that happened today as entering a part of a new culture today as well as adjusting to life on the road. Baing as tired as I am I cannot try to remember them all. I relied on Spanish and had a few conversations with the hostel help staff. I learned that supermarket lines don't move as efficiently in Peru as they do in the US. The food of course is much different.

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Also, I was reminded that clothes get dirty quickly travelling, technology does not work the same way in reality than as in practice, and after 1 day it is amazing all of the paper and receipts I have gathered. It is so crazy though that in just one day I have quickly become familiar with the lay of the land and some familiar faces have developed at the hostel.

Posted by solorooster 16:59 Archived in Peru

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Glad to see the trip off to a good start man!

My weather app tells me that you are currently 69 degrees warmer than we are over here... just sayin'... I'm not bitter!

by nak

Hi Mike, Beautiful picture! Glad to hear you made it safely.
Jean

by JeanorLynn

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