Sunday night, Rita and i met up with Maria Elena again. We are all going to Central Lima to see a dance performance. Dances from all over south and latin america and even a few from Europe. Traditional costumes were absolutely incredible! Unfortunately, we couldn't take pictures, but there were some gorgeous dresses! It was really long and the announcer was horrible! haha, but i enjoyed the dancing. It was all fun until about two hours in when i found out that maybe there should have been a rating on the performance. oops. All in all though, i loved the Venezuela performance as well as Haiti! alot of really really talented people!
Monday we met with ISA staff for a safety, dos and don'ts session. Unfortunately, it was in English which was really upsetting. After the three hour meeting, mi padre picked up Becca and I and we went to visit Denisse's university. We hung out in Miraflores for a while, looking in clothing stores and going out to eat. Depending on where you are, of course, the price changes, but shirts here are as cheap as 2-3 dollars. there was an entire store with a wall of shirts for 5 soles- roughly 2 dollars. it was incredible!
Tuesday, we spent at La Catolica; rita and i were slightly bored since we've been here multiple times before. Wednesday, we meet a bunch of Peruvian students. I was basically adopted by this guy. lol. He's really nice, graduated last year (so i'm not sure how he got here... but oh well). He has the most awesome accent ever when he speaks in English. He's fluent in both languages, but he really wanted to practice some English, so we slipped into a sort of Spanglish. Anyway, his name is Alfredo. yeah, when i first met him, all i could think of was pasta. His friend Sergio is amazing too. He's hard-core into salsa and stands in disbelief of the fact that i've never danced with anyone. He's as determined to take me dancing as i am not to go. haha, we'll have to see who wins out. At dusk, we went on a Mirabus tour. The city at night was quite beautiful, but after about 20 minutes, i was bored. The English translation was terrible and the Spanish was not very interesting. Basically, Rita and i amused ourselves by quoting movies and remembering Guate. :)
Iquitos, tonight. Hopefully!