Two weeks from today we’ll be flying home. It’s so hard to believe that our time here in Peru is coming to a close so soon. The time has passed both so slowly and extremely quickly. Only a daily basis the hours seem to stretch on and on, passing so much slower than they do back home in the fast-paced city. Yet, at the same time, we’ve been able to do so many things and have so many crazy adventures that it feels like the weeks and months have gone by fast.
We do have a few must-dos before we leave, including:
- Stock up on the natural, undyed, handspun yarns of Hualhuas
- Do a little shopping for silver and stone jewelry in San Jerónimo
- Eat more pollo a la brasa at our favorite place
- Drink one more calientito
- Make one more pachamancha with our host family
It’s also now carnaval time again and the big cortamonte festival is happening this weekend! The party will be even bigger this year than last year, with three days of dancing and cutting down trees to celebrate the coming harvest. I think this year Chris and I may opt out of the costumes, but we’ll definitely join in for parts of the celebration with our host family as our host sister is a padrina (sponsor) this year!
The blog may be a little quiet over the next few weeks as we endeavor to soak up as much as we can during our remaining time here!