For now, I will focus on Peru. They have a belief here in Peru, that Jesus was born exactly at midnight, on Christmas day. So the big celebration for the people here, comes on Christmas Eve, leading into the night. Fireworks are everywhere, and everyone is out.
I spent my Christmas eve, in the hostel, with my new family of international travels, and it was enjoyed quite well.
Today is Christmas day, and all feels calm in the world. The gas for the stove isn't working, so we cannot cook today, and the hot water in the shower wasn't working, so I had to wake up with a cold shower. I was happy to find that not all the shops were closed, and was able to buy a sandwich for breakfast. Walking through the streets, people were out, everywhere. It is the southern hemisphere, and quite warm outside, people are everywhere. Something about Christmas feels so very different this year.
In another week, I will be leaving for the mountainous jungle village of Chachapoyas, where I will teach for a few months. Until next time, I will leave you with pictures from my first week in Peru:
One town we went through on our way to Cusco was filled with these tiny little cars.
Merry Christmas to all!