Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Teresa Larson - Cusco
Teresa Larson is a masters student in Special Education at the U of U. She participated in the Going Global in the College of Education: Cusco program in summer 2010.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was the wonderful family we stayed with. The padre (father) met me at the airport holding a sign with my name. He didn't speak much English, nor I much Spanish, so our walk to his home was fairly silent as he carried my luggage. The madre (mother) welcomed me with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, the traditional greeting in Peru. She prepared three meals a day for us (there were five other girls staying with this family). Each meal was a Peruvian delight. Rico! (Delicious!) Each time we came home for lunch or dinner, she greeted us with a hug and a kiss on the cheek and the most precious smile. Her children were well mannered and fun to spend time with too. This truly added to the great cultural experience.