When we’re in the States, it’s easy to get lulled into the familiar routine and forget that we’re heading back overseas soon. By the time we leave in May, I’ll have been here for almost a year and Manila seems but a distant memory. In fact, with all the Nia commotion, I had almost forgotten that we needed to start gearing up for our next overseas tour.
It wasn’t until Nick showed me this video that I started to feel the excitement building for our next tour. For some odd reason, this made it feel real because it gave me a good flavor for the culture.
The video was created by Peru’s Tourism Board. That probably makes you think it’ll be lame and dry, but it’s exactly the opposite. The premise of the video is that they drove a bus full of South America Peruvians up to Peru, Nebraska with the intent of helping them(the Nebraska folk) appreciate what it means to be Peruvian. I’m not kidding, this video is pee-your-pants-funny (Think unscripted small-town-America reality TV show).
What excited me most about the video was how passionate Peruvians were about their culture. In many ways, it reminded me of the zest that Minnesotans have for our State. I promise, you will heartily enjoy this. I also think it’ll make you want to come visit us in Peru!