Conviction and seeing the Pope from a distance

The Pope visits Peru for three days and it so happens that this morning he visited the suburbĀ  I currently stay in. He led the church mass this morning and so naturally my housemates and I were drawn to the action. I brought my camera and almost straight away my instincts took over and I… Read More

Missing family in a foreign country

  It has been more than three years since I have seen my family. Part of the reason for that is the isolation and the expense that comes living in rural Australia. It’s also partly my fault given that my own mum wanted to see me before I flew from Brisbane to Peru. I thought… Read More

Getting drunk and talking crap

I ASKED a friend from Indiana, America, if she could interview me while I was affected by a bottle of red wine. Michaela was happy to oblige so last night we talked about the differences between America and Australia, life in Peru, the housemates, and what it’s like being a journalist. I’m quite ashamed about… Read More

We dance together

THE best moments in Peru are the unexpected ones. You cannot plan for them. Expectations weigh you down, and the unexpected remind you of your freedom. The truth is that I expected to write a blog post about the Pope visiting my suburb next week. The preparations escalate. Instead I begin my focus on a… Read More

Nuestra casa

Peru has a lot of culture. I’m sure that it does anyway. Yesterday I ate KFC and binge watched Gossip Girl. Today I watched movies and ran to buy ice-cream. Tonight I’m finishing this draft listening to Friends. Yes. All this culture is incredible. I’ve been in the mountains over the Christmas season and when… Read More

Adios Huaraz: A tribute from my eyes and ears

I SAY goodbye to Huaraz. I have been there for most of two weeks and have attracted much attention on the street for carrying a camera worth almost the average annual salary, zoned out listening to my Ipod shuffle. For the first time in a long while I am fatigued with words and so for… Read More

10 Amazing Moments in Peru so far

“Oh here we go,” the most cynical readers might think. “Burnzy is doing the top 10 posts already. He must be running out of ideas.” But actually, I have way too many ideas and stories because the inspiration here in the Peruvian mountains is incredible. I can describe to you the details in the heights.… Read More