Returning to Australia has been more confronting than I could have expected.
There’s a shack in the jungle, by the river, in the national park of Pacaya-Samiria. I’m there two nights. Other people pass through in that time. Some take tours of three days, or four, or seven. Some can be in the national park for up to a month. Entering the […]
Eat cake, loneliness does exist, and nothing is what it seems.
It’s my second birthday in Peru. Getting sick after? I must be getting old.
It’s been one year since I’ve moved to Peru. This experience wasn’t what I thought it would be.
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 […]
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, […]
I wrote this while rather scared in Starbucks last Saturday: The six month lease on the apartment ended today, and I don’t exactly have a long term plan to stay anywhere. I woke with a hangover at 5am, and helped clear the last of the house. Housemate Adriaan left first […]
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 […]
“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 […]