Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Before leaving the U.S

Wow, I can't believe that in 11 days I will be in flight to Lima, Peru! I still haven't grasped the whole concept about living in a third world country for a month. I did do a mission trip in high school to Juarez, Mexico for about 7-8 days but the village was so close to the U.S that I could see the lights of El Paso, TX when I went to bed at night. Even though it was a wonderful experience I don't think it will be anything like what I am about to experience. I get more and more excited each day when I read and see pictures from the other 5 Marquette nursing students who are currently down there who we will be joining for our first week and their last week. These 11 days are going to fly by, especially with working all day and still trying to unpack my apartment.

Before my clinical begins in Piura, I will be traveling with the 4 other nursing students (Marianne, Meg, Chelsea, & Maria) to Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lima. Here is our itinerary for the trip:

June 20th: Cusco
June 21st: The beginning of our Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu Tour and Trek. We will spend the day at the Sacred Valley and end the evening in Aguas Calientes.
June 22nd: Machu Pichhu Tour end the evening back in Cusco
June 23rd: Flight from Cusco to Lima. Spend the rest of the day in Lima
June 24th: Lima for the day then we have to go to the airport to await our early morning flight to Piura.

1 comment:

  1. Querida Rachel,
    Si te ha sido dificil llegar a Peru y sentirte como una persona muy diferente, se me ha hecho dificil a mi subscribirme a Google para poderte escribir! La tecnologia y yo no somos amigas.
    Me alegra que estes bien y disfrutando de una hermosa y excitante aventura. Dios te bendiga a ti y a tus amigas y les permita aprender y apreciar a todas las personas que van a conocer y a ayudar.
    Cuidate mucho, come bien, y descansa. Desde Cincinnati te envio saludos con mucho amor.
    Hasta pronto.
    Mrs. Sunderman