Dienstag, 20. Januar 2009


Museo de Sipan
Stefan de Islandia y Lucy de Autria tomando Chicha - a really tasty tradicional drink with a little alcohol

Kimmi, the future AFS Chiclayo president - Inca Cola =)

rice fields Kimmi, Daniel de Autria y yo

Carmen and me

Part of the whole AFS is a short exchange to another city and to live with another family for 15 days. Nancy, the AFS Piura president, told me that I would have a sister called Carmen, who was 30, and a mom and a dad.
The night before I left Steve wrote me a message to be at his house at 7am the next day to go together to the bus station and see if we could travel that day because there was some kind of barrier in the road. We asked and they told us that the buses to Chiclayo/Trujillo ( which is where Steve is going ) had no problem passing. So I went home to pack my stuff and then with Steve to the bus station. We said goodbye and I went to Chiclayo by myself, which is an about 3 hour bus ride.

Nancy had told me to wait for an Afs volunteer to come pick me up and take me to my family when I arrived in Chiclayo. I sat and waited and then a lady came up to me and asked me if I was Danella. I said "yes" and she said " hola, soy Carmen". She looked older than 30, so I was a little skeptical, and then I found out she was 41 and her parents both close to 70 years old. Even the guitar they have is 40 years old, so I'm the only young thing in the house. =) Carmen had gone to the US in 1986 as an AFS student and her family had been a host family twice already. They are all really nice!!