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Hostel stories from Barranco

There is an Australian from western Sydney, with short thick and tangled light brown or blonde hair, and she has travelled in Peru four months. Next she goes to the dominican. I do not know much about her. She is a mystery, and I am happy to keep her as […]

Clowns on a first date

I HAVE a jumble of Spanish in my head and it feels worse every time I try to speak it. “Porque, tengo, hace, pasado, fui, estuvo.”  I feel like a bit of a joke at my place of work and everywhere else around me when I do not understand words, […]

Yo aprendiendo Espanol

Tratare de escribir este blog en espanol con poca traduccion de Google.  I will try to write this blog in Spanish with little Google translation. Mi espanol no es bien. Es malo.  My Spanish is not good. It is bad. Quiero escribe mejor.  I want to write better. Es dificil. […]

Three Peruvian presidents

This morning I did some research on three Peruvian Presidents from the 1960s to the 80s. Two of the presidents led their military and eventually took over from their predecessor. But as I gain a superficial look at the history of Peru from the 19th century and its independence and […]

‘Excuse me, Mr. Burnzy!’

  Last night I attended a parents’ information session with the other teachers. And I was interested in meeting the parents, I found, as I gazed across each classroom. I was trying to guess which parents belonged to my particular students. I think I wanted to know because any little […]

The Bridge of Sighs

BARRANCO. If I had more time than a few hours I might have written a short story here. The old elegant houses through the light fog, the occasional volkswagon, the murals and statues, and the clifftop overlooking the ocean. My friend Lutie (listen to a drunken interview of Lutie) gave […]

Lima, nothing but Lima

I made a rush decision to visit Lima for the weekend. Some say I am loco considering it is a 10 hour bus ride one way. A chica might have been a reason for my decision. I don’t write that to embarrass her, she reads my blog posts occasionally, but […]