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Daughter going to Peru, what should we prepare for?

Daughter #1 (will be 14 by the time she goes) and a friend have been invited to Peru to celebrate one of her best friend's 15th birthday. This is a huge event for Peruvian girls, so I hear, and it seems my daughter and the other friend will be guests of honour, travelling in the limo etc . The birthday girl's family will accompany them during the flight and the girls will stay with them for a month near Lima (lucky little sods ). We have spoken to the family and agreed for her to go. It will be a wonderful experience for her and we know the parents, who are delightful, will look after her very well. I think it's a fantastic opportunity for a girl of her age and she is really excited about it.
I'm just wondering what she can expect, what to look out for, recommended vaccinations etc. I know a lot of information is available online, but would be nice to hear from "sources on the ground" etc.
We will bloody miss her though.
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Old 29.11.2011, 14:24
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I wish I'd had a friend like that when I was 14.

Sorry no practical advice to give.
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Old 29.11.2011, 14:26
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I wish I'd had a friend like that when I was 14.

Sorry no practical advice to give.
Me too, but there weren't many Peruvians living in North Cornwall at the time.
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Me too, but there weren't many Peruvians living in North Cornwall at the time.
Don't think there were any in Yorkshire either unfortunately;
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Hopefully Angela will be along soon to offer her advice.

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Hopefully Angela will be along soon to offer her advice.

That's what I'm counting on
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Re: Daughter going to Peru, what should we prepare for?

oh dear lord No!!! Not the Quinceañera!!!!!

Ugh. It's like a Bat Mitvah, or a Débutante Ball, but for Catholic Latinas on their 15th birthday. Totally nauseating and an unnecessary expenditure of capital.

But that's just my expert opinion. Let's see what Angela says.
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oh dear lord No!!! Not the Quinceañera!!!!!

Ugh. It's like a Bat Mitvah, but for Catholic Latinas. Totally nauseating and an unnecessary expenditure of capital.

But that's just my expert opinion. Let's see what Angela says.
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oh dear lord No!!! Not the Quinceañera!!!!!

Ugh. It's like a Bat Mitvah, but for Catholic Latinas. Totally nauseating and an unnecessary expenditure of capital.

But that's just my expert opinion. Let's see what Angela says.
thanks for that, but I was actually looking for some constructive advice
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Yes. But first... Hannukah. Or Channukah. Or Nunchukah. however it's spelled. My Hebrew is rotten.
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Re: Daughter going to Peru, what should we prepare for?

Bravo to the parents for letting your daughter go. This will be a defining moment in her life. I am sure she will look back this with great appreciation.

Good on you.
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Yes. But first... Hannukah. Or Channukah. Or Nunchukah. whatever.
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thanks for that, but I was actually looking for some constructive advice
Quinceañeras can be dangerous. Really :S

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Quinceañeras can be dangerous. Really :S

Oh how horrible! And they all "fanned the flames" instead of smothering them!
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Re: Daughter going to Peru, what should we prepare for?

Peru is not Africa.

I would say to take some first aid kit and normal medicines (she is not going alone but for a family house so not so important).

If it is only one month she should be fine.
Also you can ask the family what usually they previne for.

Is your daughter:
allergic to seafood?
bees?

Because in Peru as in Portugal they should eat fish and seafood or not?

The rest will be ok.
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Quinceañeras can be dangerous. Really :S
This is the part of the night where the birthday girl -- er... woman -- picks one of the unsuspecting pre-pubescent boys to be her lifemate.
Later, she'll strip him of his manhood and make him do chores.

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Paddy, Does she know how to dougie?

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Paddy, Does she know how to dougie?
O.M.G. That's exactly how Lil Mud dances. Where exactly were you 5 years 8 months and 25 days ago Ouchie??
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