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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 […]

Screw the ghosts of last year

The year started pleasantly enough. I had mild poisoning from eating a quarter of a hamster, which is on my Peruvian bucket list. That’s appropriate given that at some point today the ‘cuy’ was likely to be the thing on the list going to kill me. I exaggerate. A lot. […]

A drunken interview with a bro

For a while now I have wanted to interview my South African mate Lutie while he was drunk for this blog, just to give you an idea of some of the conversations my friends and I have. Since he’s leaving for Spain (or China) soon instead of sticking with Peru, […]

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 […]

Among the living and the dead

A minute after taking this photo from these ruins, a group of drunken men lounging behind a house greeted me. Two of them walked up to speak to me, and they were slurring their speech. To be fair, their English and my Spanish were terrible, so it’s hard to tell […]

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 […]