Cordillera

    I’m probably the furthest from sea level I’ve ever been, wandering streets of a foreign city in the mountains on my own. I pass live guinea pigs trapped in nets (good eatin’) and elderly wrinkled tanned ladies in the same high top wide brim hats, wearing colourful jackets that look more like a… Read More

Finding myself (without trying to)

Lately the days have remained the same. We wake gradually with hangovers, and in the afternoon we wander the beach, or sometimes nap. I go to the gym, and eventually go have dinner and very likely drink. I feel my character is being tested much the same as it was when I lived in outback… Read More

People you see in Huanchaco | Photos

Hola to you, my sexy readers! It’s me, Burnzy, and while it’s my second blog post within 18 hours I just have a few photographs around the beach town of Huanchaco I can’t wait to share. My brother Aaron encouraged me to send him through some photos. I haven’t done that (sorry ol’ mate), but… Read More

Burnzy’s nine reflections today

1. I must learn Spanish before I ask for a hair trim in a Peruvian barbershop. Bye bye hair 😦 2. Ego weighs you down (like hair). Beauty is never only skin deep. Only the bitter claim that. It’s pride that’s shallow and paper thin. 3. I’ve learned the definition of Schmoodel and I think… Read More

Introducing the Croc Hunter to Peru

I’m starting to figure out that Australia has an unfounded reputation for dangerous animals that want to kill everybody. Whether I’m talking to a Peruvian or a South African I learn that people are afraid of our snakes and spiders. Personally I think someone in our defence ministry realised that we could avoid being invaded… Read More

Life was gonna be this way / da da da da

Five of us have found an apartment house to live in in Huanchaco, a beach town near where we work. Halfway between Trujillo and Huanchaco is the Chan Chan (world heritage listed ruins!). The place we are getting is a lovely four bedroom place relatively close to the beach. Amy, Nicola, Adriaan, Lutti and I… Read More