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

Photography is to witness and give | Writing is to push and pull

  Okay, so the good news is that these thoughts I shared in the last post of returning to Australia were just sickness-thoughts. Damn that cuy! (hamster). I woke up this morning and then did a 10 km trek to 4450 metres and saw a glacier overlooking the lake I sat beside.Β I had a great… Read More

Un momento, dos momento

  It’s a sudden awakening. There are howls and whistles and screams and cracks and yelps from fireworks. My bunk mate Andy below me shouts and we get out and rush to the third-floor balcony to check what is going on. In the day I would look out from the bottom of a valley –… Read More

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