Location: Lima

Our trip home from Machu Pichu was unexpectedly interrupted by a strike. The teachers of Peru have decided that their low wages are too low and have been on strike for the last month, and they decided to block all the major highways and railroads during the days. This meant that we had a new adventure ahead of us. With an expedited exit from the Sacred Valley, we missed our chance to go white water rafting, but with an earlier arrival in Lima, we had the chance to explore Miraflores and enjoyed an afternoon in the surf! It was a blast even though the water was chilly! There were so many laughs and waves shared. We had a great dinner overlooking the sea and had some closing ceremonies where it became clear just how much we would all miss each other.