Lunch With Pepe

One of the difficult things about being abroad is not having your network of friends and family. In the U.S. we live in a small town where we know lots of people. Both of our parents live within 20 miles and between the two of us we have five siblings within 70 miles (that’s not … More Lunch With Pepe

Vegetarian In Peru

Hi! It’s Sofia! And it has been one heck of a ride being a vegetarian down here. Thank god, there is Italian descent here and lots of vegetarians. At some restaurants (like the one I went to tonight “Pescado Capitales”) there are vegetarian sections in the menu. But, at others (like “Pardo’s Chicken” a chicken … More Vegetarian In Peru

The Happy Traveler?

I traveled a lot with my parents when I was a kid and have gone on many vacations with them as an adult but I haven’t really traveled with them in a long time, as in waking-up-in-the-same-house-the-morning-of- your-early-flight sort of travel. It was interesting. My siblings and I went to Finland to visit my mother’s … More The Happy Traveler?

Exotic Eating

Hi, it’s Oscar and Nana! Today is Nana and Pa’s last day in Peru and Mama scheduled a food tour with the company Lima te Llena. Our guide, Jose met us and we walked to the Mercado Surquillo No. 2 which is the smaller and less well-known of the two markets. He told us a … More Exotic Eating

Bridge of Lies?

As luck would have it, we all came down with the same sickness that Sofia and Oscar had when my parents arrived. We thought we were in the clear when we woke up on Tuesday morning and everyone felt fine. Sean left for a business trip to Colombia early that morning and after school and … More Bridge of Lies?