Legacy’s Trip to Peru

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A few months ago, I met some of the most amazing people I have ever met and just so happened to spend 10 days with them in a foreign country. Peru is a developing country that I had the pleasure of visiting, and the culture there was amazing. Many of the citizens have to make a living by selling their own crafts on the streets. They money made from these handmade crafts is used to feed and support the rest of their family. Some families even had their children selling for them because everyone is put to work so they can survive. We had a few cancelled and delayed flights, and I believed that we had it hard. But once we arrived and experienced what life was like in Peru, my perspective completely changed. Our group mainly spent time in very tourist heavy areas, so I couldn’t even imagine what life would be like in the poorer parts. This trip was absolutely the most life changing experience of my life. I learned so many new interesting facts, met many people, experienced new foods, etc. I even tried guinea pig! In my opinion it didn’t taste very good, but it is a delicacy in Peru, served mainly on special occasions, such as someone’s birthday. We travelled all around, to places like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, where we climbed ancient ruins and stood on the floating islands! Standing on the floating islands was an unreal experience, and the children that lived on the floating islands were so friendly and adorable. We learned so much about their culture and how they make a living. All together, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life, and thank you to Kristi Schaad and Emilio Centeno for working so hard to make this such an amazing trip!


If you are interested in seeing the world too, there are several more EF trips planned for the upcoming spring and summer to Europe. Keep your eyes open for the posters around the school.