I haven't even been here for a week yet, and there's already a list of things that I TOTALLY could have used. Here's a few of the things I should've brought (and why) but I didn't:
Sandals: Like most American homes, you take your shoes off in the house. However, most Peruvians have house shoes, or slippers. The Rodriguez's have crocs (which I love). I'm borrowing Sandy's and I'm so thankful that she's letting me until I get my own! I was tossing up buying crocs before I left, but didn't think I would need them. Oh well. That just gives me another excuse to go out again ;)
An extra phone charger: Today, my iPhone charger broke! Thankfully, I have my laptop charger, so I can text, email, blog, and FaceTime off of that. But I do want my phone for pictures. Today while in town, I discovered that electronics and accessories are very expensive, so I'm not looking forward to forking that over.
A book of my favorite recipes: As I cook with the other students, there will be times that I'm going to want to cook them something that I would typically eat in America. Thank goodness we have technology so that I can look them up, but sometimes, it's much easier to just have it written out.
A purse: I did bring my little over-the-shoulder backpack, which is great! However, there's something a little unsettling about having your things out of your sight. I would love to have brought my purse so I can have it next to me rather than behind.