We made it to Cajamarca yesterday around 4:30 and were met by Henry and Cruz from the school. Their vehicle wasn’t big enough for our baggage and the people in charge of the cargo were “working on the plane” so we went to the hotel with only our carry ons. Last night we ate dinner and went to bed at 8:30! It was wonderful to get a full night of sleep.
It is winter in Peru, but by Wisconsin standards, the Cajamarca weather is really nice. Very dry, sunny, lows at night in the 30s and up to 70 during the day. The hardest thing will be to remember to wear sunscreen and hats given how close we are to the equator and to limit our time outside at first until we are acclimated. Summer weather will be about the same as winter weather but in the 50s at night. Summer is the rainy season, which allegedly runs from February through April although it extended much longer this past year. Regardless of season, the temperature doesn’t appear to get above 72 degrees due to our altitude (around 8900 feet).
Our next few days will be spent getting our house in order, setting up our bank account, ordering services etc. We just heard from Cruz that Henry picked up all of our baggage and it is waiting for us at home. Yippee! All the good thoughts, prayers and vibes paid off!
I am not sure when our internet connection will be live or whether we will have any wifi access at school, so this may be my last post for awhile. Hasta luego!
Let the unpacking begin! Hope your boots are in the closet.
Just love hearing about Kerry and Matt’s Big (I mean Really Big) Adventure! Have fun unpacking!
So glad you arrived safe and sound! Now let the real adventure begin!
I’m glad the hear that you made it to Peru. What a travel story you have! I would have had a breakdown at any one of the many disruptions / change of plans you had on the way down there? Kerry on indeed!
Thanks for the updates.
I am so glad that you got there safely! The weather sounds great as it is 100 degrees in Boston, and I am kind of wishing we were at a higher altitude. 🙂 I cannot wait to hear more updates once your Internet connection is functioning.