Aaaaaaaaaand I’m back.
1. June 12-July 12 is a return trip to Perú for proper saludos and goodbyes.
2. No laptop + falta Internet speed means short, sweet, and very random posts.
(If I am no longer subject to 1000 Peace Corps rules I can drive motorbikes and post without consistent content formatting.) #REBEL.
3. First stop: Depart Wyoming for my eighth appointment at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Prognosis: “You’re fine.” ✅
Two more appointments left at six and twelve months. More blood and pictures.
4. Second stop: DC to NYC to Lima then Trujillo, a city 8-10 hours north of Lima on the coast of Peru.
5. Attend a stunning Peruvian-North American wedding where [past fellow] PCV [future fellow RPCV] Megan-Eileen got hitched to her longtime Peruvian sweetheart, José.
If there was a PhD awarded for completing a dissertation executing Peace Corps goals 1-3, Megan-Eileen would have at least two doctorates after this event.
6. Sunday, 6/16/19: Delayed flight to Lima, missed last flight to Jauja. Oh yeah, this is Peru. I have no control over anything. Adapt! Improvise with a night bus to Oxapampa and a seat mate who made weird noises, smells, and changed his television screen with his bare feet.
Feeling right back at home already.
7. Surprise my host family at 6am a day early. Everyone was still asleep. Eventually, they heard me talking to Site Mate B in the streets and I was greeted with hugs and tears and fried eggs and bread.
It feels like I have been gone less than a weekend, instead of 6 months.
8. Resume life in Peru as if I had just had just stepped out for an elaborately long dream.
Vamos a ver.