This week is the last week of our classes so a lot of people will be leaving by Friday which means last weekend was the final weekend for many of my classmates. We tried our darndest to make it the best for them. On Friday we made reservations at a nice restaurant in Barranco and took our professors out to eat. After the supper we had plans to go to a club in Larcomar to celebrate one of our Peruvian friends birthday. Emily, Mary, and I decided to get ready together at my house before hand and we figured since the timing of both events were so close there was no way anyone would return to Surco before the disco. We also heard that for this particular disco you needed to be dressed for the best. We decide to get to my house at 4:30 and we would be able to meet the group at UPC at 6. No such luck. Everyone arrived to my house at about 5 and stress mode was put into play. Mary hopped in the shower, and afterwards Fabricio and Nela transformed into hair dressers. They dried her hair and then they used my straightener and Nela's and were on each side of her goin at the hair. Emily had brought a dress over that I could borrow but Nela deemed it unacceptable for the club we were going to. She said it was more for a beach then a club so out comes dresses. Remember the style here is a bit..uhhh...well.....less conservative! Every dress she had me in was like she thought I was going out to work on the corners!! Ahhh! All the while Emily is also running around like a chicken with her head cut off and make up, jewelry, and clothes are just flying. (5:45 p.m.) We have to leave NOW in order to get to UPC on time but still I don't have a dress figured out, Em's makeup still isn't done and Mary is still has a head of half curly half straight hair. So we make the executive decision to get our own taxi and meet everyone at the restaurant. Finally, we left my house at about 6:30 and got to the restaurant just a tad late but we figured everyone would be dressed up already as well. We walked in and uhhh nope...we were the only ones! Owell!!! After supper, other people headed home to get ready and we met back up at the disco and a had a blasty-blast.
|With my host family before leaving in a frenzy Friday|
|Jesus, Dr. Aviles, Christian, Roberto|
The next night one of the students had put us all on a list to get into a disco for free. So we got dressed up again, met at my house, headed to Miraflores and danced the night away yet again. Sunday I stayed around the house with my family and we ate lunch at a little market near my house with the best Causa ever! It is soo delicious! Its like a potatoes, chicken, vegetable casserole. Probably my favorite dish here! Later that night, Fabricio and I ordered chicken in and had some supper "pollo a la brasa" (its just rotisserie chicken but they say it is a typical dish of Peru haha...but again...another one of my favorites!)
|Las chicas on Saturday!|
Next week I leave on Monday to go to Iquitos and explore the Amazon with some friends so that should be a schweet! I can't wait! Once I get back on Thursday I will just have a few days left here in Peru so I will try to make the best out of them!