By: Zac Heisey
“You’re moving to Peru?!
Isn’t it like, super dangerous and stuff?”
In the weeks leading up to my departure to Lima, this had become the obligatory response from friends, family, my doctor, the clerk at the grocery store, and pretty much anyone else I told about teaching English in Peru.
It became such a standard response from anyone I talked to, that I also developed a canned follow-up statement of my own, “I mean, yeah, in some parts I guess. I am normally pretty cautious when I travel though. Plus, I plan to stay in a nicer neighborhood in Lima, so I should be fine.”