"Traveling White Girl"
Trip Start Jan 06, 2012
11Trip End May 08, 2012
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I had used up the battery to my computer at the airport in DC, so I decided to find my adapter/converter and plug it into the wall
After my eventful morning, my host mother Maria took me to the market called WONG about five blocks from our home. We past by many parks and everywhere there is flowers, cacti, and palm trees. The market was packed full of people bumping into each other and running over toes with their carts. She took me over to the fruit section and showed me different fruits I had never seen before and I asked her about different items. We bought tuna roja (a fruit from a cactus), granadilla (a fruit which looks like a red spotted tennis ball), ceviche (Fernando calls it sushi), and some clams to make dinner. Maria is an amazing cook! She made arroz de almejas which is rice with clams and we had Inca Kola which is the Peruvian coca cola product. Inca Kola taste like pineapple butterscotch candy if that helps anyone. I got to try the tuna roja at dinner time. The tuna roja looks like a grenade on the outside and the inside is dark purple. It kind of reminded me of dragon fruit in flavor but was plain.
I was so exhausted by 5pm because I'm drained from concentrating all day by listening to everyone in Spanish then translating it in my head. I was so happy when Maria told me to go take a nap I could have hugged her. All in all, I feel like my Spanish is already improving and I can't wait for orientation at school tomorrow!