Wow... thanks to all 30 of you who emailed us to make sure we were safe. The earthquake took place in Peru (well, 30 miles off the coast and 25 miles below sea level) last night while we were at JFK airport. CNN made it into a way bigger deal than it is down here--nothing has really changed except a few broken windows (so we´ve heard) a few hours south of Lima. We landed safely this morning then got on a 9-hour bus ride north to Huanchaco. We´re staying in a great hostel a few blocks from the beach. Choppy waves, great for surfing (they actually have separate areas for professionals and amateurs).
Just had an amazing ceviche dinner and some pretty bad local pilsener beers. Tomorrow we´re off to check out some Incan ruins at Chan Chan and explore the town some more.
Thanks for all your concerns!