New Camera= More Pictures!
As you all know, when I first got to Peru my camera busted and hasn’t been working since. The camera store where I bought it from in Kearney was nice enough to let me exchange the camera for a new one. So about a week ago, I came back from class and my host brother explained that they tried to deliver my package with the new camera in the mail but I wasn’t home, so I had to go to the post office the next day to pick it up, and I thought, “Oh that’s no big deal that will only take like 5 minutes.” No. It took three hours. I never would have thought how complicated it would be to pick up a package at the post office! I stood in line for about an hour and a half, and then they finally called my name and I stood behind the desk as they pulled out all my belongings in the package for everyone to see. My parents bought a straightener as a gift for my host sister and they pulled it out and were so confused as to what it was, as if they have never seen a hair appliance before. It was like they were cavemen seeing a fork for the first time, it was pretty hysterical. After that I assumed, “Oh awesome, I can have my package now, since they checked it, and I can go happily on my way.” No. I had to wait another half an hour until they finally decided to be so kind as to hand me my package. I felt so bad for my host mom and host sister that took out time in their busy day to come with me and wait for three hours. Note to self: BE HOME WHEN THE PACKAGE ARRIVES. But I have never been so happy to get a package, and now I’ll be able to take pictures of all my excursions in Peru, especially Cusco/Machu Picchu which is in T-5 days!