Peru: Friday 27th March
Galway based Maria-Elena Valverde returns to her hometown Lima and brings her Irish partner Aidan to meet the in-laws.
First introductions can be difficult at the best of times but Aidan has never been to Peru before, he doesn’t speak Spanish and by all accounts Maria-Elena’s father is a tough nut to crack. How will Aidan, whose travelling experience extends to France, cope in the heat, the frenetic pace of Lima and among an excitable Peruvian family.
Maria-Elena introduces Aidan to her father, her son and her sisters. Maria-Elena also gets to meet the new arrivals to the family – nieces and nephews born since the last time she was in Lima.
Living in Moycullen Maria-Elena has become quite the Connemara woman and is eager to give Aidan a real flavour of life in Lima by bringing him to local markets, football matches and salsa clubs. Maria-Elena and Aidan met at a salsa club in Salthill and Aidan is anxious to see how Salthill will compare to Lima! Will his fancy footwork hold up in front of the locals?!
Welcome to My World gives Maria-Elena the opportunity to introduce Aidan to her life in Lima. Will Aidan grow to love Peru as much as Marie-Elena?!