Q: Where did you go on vacation?-
A: “I went to Peru.”
Q: Why did you and your family go there?
A: “We went to see my family and sight see, who I haven’t seen for a while.”
Q: When did you and your family decide to go there?
A: “We decided over the summer to go together.”
Q: How long did you and your family stay there?
A: “We stayed for about two weeks.”
Q: Are you from there?
A: “No, but my mom’s side of the family is from Peru.”
Q: Did you have family there?
A: “Yes, I have lots of family there that I am close with.”
Q: What do people who live there like to do on a day-to-day basis?
A: My family is from the main city so they do everything we do. But when I went to Cusco and Machu Picchu they have a very different way of living. There were lots of other tourists there with us though.”
Q: Out of all the activities you experienced while you were there, what was your favorite?
A: “Spending time with my family and going out to eat was fun. Lots of good eats over there. I also got to play basketball there and it was so weird because I had to speak in spanish.”
Q: Was it your first time ever traveling there?
A: “No, this is my fifth time going to Peru.”
Q: Would you want to go back?
A: “Yes, of course. I hope I can go back soon.”
Q: What are some things you learned about local life there?
A: “When I was in the villages, I learned that they do things a lot differently in Peru, so it made me appreciate what I have here back in the United States.”
Q: What was one thing that you would do differently if you went back?
A: “-I would definitely try and meet more locals and try and learn more Spanish.”
Q: Overall, how did you like your experience in a foreign country?
A: “I liked the experience. It’s very different flying internationally and having to speak a whole other language. You learn the language, try many foods, go out a lot and interact with a lot of people. It was a very fun experience. The only thing is, when I got here I was so happy to be home. My trip made me realize how different foreign countries are.”