We spent the night after exploring Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, the last town before taking the bus up to the mountains. As you stroll the cobblestoned streets where only pedestrians can pass at night, you see lots of restaurants, filled mostly with tourists, playing games of chess at their tables. Most of us had aji de gallina, Liz’s favorite Peruvian dish. Aguas Calientes also has a plaza and a church, but much more humble than Cuzco’s. We saw two schools around the plaza, though both were closed for the national holidays this past week in Peru. Next week schools open nationally and we will visit some in Lima — maybe even guest teach some English classes!
But what we really want to show you are these pro-women stickers spotted in Aguas Calientes. In Lima, we’ll be going into more depth of what it’s like being a typical girl and a woman in Peru, when we stay with Cynthia and Liz’s relatives.
Tell us what you know about Lima and if you have any recs for us! Remember, we are going to be shadowing three non-profits there and visiting schools — can’t wait!