What should have been their life's experience, is for Julie Veik, Emma Overgaard, Rose Grønfeldt, and Karoline Muf ended up as a bit of a chaos instead.
The four girls travelled together with a group of a total of 13 young people, all of whom have a gap year, in the middle of January off on a three months long trip to south America - long before coronavirussen had made its entry in Denmark.
the Trip was to go to Peru, and it is here they are now stranded. The borders are closed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and it will be at least two weeks.
- It looks a little bleak right now. We get the same told by the Ministry of foreign affairs each day, that we just have to wait and be patient, says 20-year-old Julie Veik.
the state department's message to the young sound, to the situation of course is complex because of the closed borders, and that it further complicated, because you don't have someone stationed locally.
Julie Veik (tv.), Rose Grønfelt, Karoline Muf and Emma Overgaard (th.) sitting in a hostel in Peru and don't know when they can come to Denmark. Private
Although the young basic is good at, it is not just the circumstances of the case, they had imagined that having to travel under.
- It is mega annoying. To start with, was our biggest concern, that the trip was cut a month. But now we will be just like home in safety instead of being in this no man's land, which we are in right now, " says 21-year-old Rose Grønfeldt.
the Majority of the group is at a hostel in Peru's capital, Lima, while five of the young people were back in the city of Cusco, in the country closed down. They have since tried, in vain, to come to Lima and join the rest of the group.
In Lima, tells the, only move outside the hostellet in three hours a day, and only if you need to act.
You should also have passports with them when they go outside.
Despite the uncertain circumstances, the young people basically, well, tells the.
- There will be catered food and drink for us, and hostellet treat us well, but it doesn't change that of course we would like to home as soon as possible. After all, it is nicer to be home than to be here, where we do not know what is going to happen, " says 22-year-old Emma Overgaard.
The young people's families have also expressed concern over the situation, and they hope, like the young people themselves, that it soon resolves itself, so they can return home to Denmark.
- The worst part about being here is the uncertainty. One gets to know of the Ministry of foreign affairs, that we should wait, but how will they solve it? They will come and fetch us, or what will happen after the two weeks?, says 20-year-old Karoline Muf.
foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod stated at a press conference on Thursday that it has set up three working groups to help citizens home from Morocco, south America and Asia.
In Peru at the time of writing 154 persons, which are infected with the coronavirus.