January 10, 2010

Families

After a lively presentation by our coordinator, Celia, about life with Peruvian families, we arrived at Home Peru to find our host families ready and waiting. We said goodbye to each other and then began greeting the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins who had come to pick up each student. This involved an uncountable number of handshakes, embraces and carefully-placed kisses on our right cheeks. Then the students grabbed their bags and each set off into the twilight accompanied by their adopted family members (Erika’s family ran off with her so quickly that we missed taking their photo! We’ll try taking one when we see them again on Monday…)

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