My name is Maddie, and this blog focuses on the day-to-day experiences I have living here in Peru. I’m originally from a suburban community of Los Angeles in Southern California, but have been living in Peru since July 15th, 2012.
I work as an English teacher in the second largest city in the country, Arequipa. I majored in Spanish at my university, but after two years of neglect, the abilities have faded a bit. The main goal of the trip was to travel, get my Spanish back, and then go home after a month or so. As it turns out, we’ve ended up staying longer.
Now my boyfriend Kyle and I are adventuring about with a slight grasp of the language and big sense of humor about the culture shock of living in a South American country.