Well maybe life isn't that loca but basically the last week has been a blast with spontaneous adventures, new restaurant findings, playing new games, going to the center of Lima and finally living the privileged life at Las Dunas Resort and Spa.
School has been pretty crazy, here I was thinking only taking 12 credits would be easy, not the case. I've probably had more homework this semester than I have had in a long time and I have taken at least 15 credits every semester prior to this. Plus the whole learning a new language thing is a 24/7 struggle even though you would think after almost 4 years of college Spanish it would be getting easier... Alas, no haha.
So basically on Thursday we all decided it was time to have fun and we played Cards Against Humanity at Fin's house and the park next to Jorge's house. It was hilarious. Then on Friday, Fin, Jorge, Adam, Dan and I went to the Center of Lima and had a very spontaneous day of adventure. We took this random tour for 5 soles (like $2) that took us up a hill so we could see almost all of Lima and even the ocean! It was beautiful. We also bought candles that all signified different things that we lit and put next to a huge cross. I bought 5 different colors: Red = brings luck to your love life, White = blesses the family, Orange = education, Purple = brings good health to you and your family and Green = prosperity in your job and finances.
After that adventure, we went back home and ate dinner at this AMAZING pancake place. I still can't get over how delicious it was. I must go back at least 7 more times before I leave this place.
Then on Sunday we left for our last scheduled group adventure to Ica! We stayed at the wonderful Las Dunas Resort and Spa. The first day we went sand boarding!! It goes right up there with zip lining in Costa Rica, it was so fun/scary/exhilarating. I loved it.
The next day we went to Las Islas Ballestas. This was an experience of a lifetime. It was my first time on a boat in the ocean and we saw Pelicans, Bottle Nose Dolphins, the South American Sea lions, and two endangered species unique to South America the Humboldt Penguin and Boobies (type of bird). We also saw the famous "Candalabra" which is a rock formation that one theory says it was made by the Incas another says it was made by aliens. It was made several centuries ago and the reason why it hasn't eroded or washed away is because it hardly ever rains in this part of Peru. Another fun fact, the Islands used to be a huge money maker for Peru because the bird poop or Guano is the most popular fertilizer in the world! So now every 7 years people go collect the Guano for export around the world.
The rest of the time was spent relaxing, eating, reading, drinking fabulous wine, getting a massage (heaven) and laying by the pool. It was a perfect getaway but now back to reality which speaking of reality... I should probably stop procrastinating homework now. Until next time (I'll try to be a bit better at posting this month).