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The crazy town of Machu Picchu

There’s a bombardment of market stalls, souvenirs, and statues of the Incas, and all in your face the moment you leave the train. The mountains loom above and the first thing you instinctively do in Aguas Calientes is look above to see if you might be able to see the […]

A teacher’s day in Peru

7.00am: I spent my first night in my new place in the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo. I do not know where my new place is in the city, so my landlord walks me to my school. It takes only 10 minutes. What complicates matters is I know limited Spanish, […]

In a Hostel

It’s not much of a blog post But it is a real moment. I am in a hostel near tbe plaza. My bqck is sore from carrying around my backpack yesterday. I have moved out of the apartment with no permanent place to go to. But this place is nice […]

End of an era

“Three South Africans, a Canadian, and an Australian share a house together for six months. What can go wrong? How many seasons will we get before God cancels on us?” I wrote this about seven months ago about a month before we moved into an apartment together when I noted […]

The Temple of the Moon

  The Temple of the Moon is something that the Moche civilization built, and it’s among the ruins that are near Trujillo in northern Peru. The Moche lived from about 1200 BC to 1400 AD. There were two temples (the sun, and the moon) and the sun temple is closed […]

Burnzy’s Peru Jam

This is part of my playlist that I listen to on my Iphone every day, when I am on the bus early in the morning and on my way home from work. I use it to escape the daily routine, but I cannot understand most of it. Still, a little […]