What I did for my birthday in Peru!
There may be a saying that no one likes you when you’re 23, but in my experience that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although it is hard to be so far away from my friends and family in distance and daily experience, I also have friends and family here in Peru. All of those people add up to a lot of international lovin.
I woke up and my roommates had decorated my door, then at breakfast they had a cupcake and chocolate covered alfajor (a cookie, but so much more than just a cookie). I was very surprised and felt very lucky to be so loved.
When I got to the office all of the staff hugged me extra tight and wished me a happy birthday, my boss Rachel & Melissa got me a voucher for a free massage which I’m very excited about. It was just one of those awesome days.
Then, for the real festivities, I invited everyone to go out to the disco, AMA. On Thursday nights it is “ladies time” and all the ladies get free drinks until midnight. It’s the best place for dancing in Trujillo, hands down, and we had a blast. Our photo even made it up on the AMA page, oh la la. (They take photos every night, don’t worry it’s not actually that special).
The only bummer, and the reason for the grumpy faces at the end of the night, was that BEMBOS, the big chain here, think In N Out, was closed! The injustice! We had to go elsewhere for our late night french-fry fix, but all was right in the world in the end.
It was a great birthday.
Shout-outs to my Aunt Kath & co. for the card and treats, Grandma & Grandpa for the excellent care package, Danielle, Laura and Paul for the coolest birthday card collection I’ve ever received. The Girard’s for the skype call. My roommates in Peru for being awesome, and staff for planning the epic AMA night. Mel & Rachel for the massage, and everyone who wished me a happy birthday/made the day perfect. THANK YOU!