Adventures to Interpol

  SOUTH African casa-amigo Adriaan and I arrived at Lima Interpol to see a crowd of Venezuelans mingled in front of the front walls. We could skip through the gate. I felt uncomfortable – as if I was benefiting from white privilege, but as it was made clear to me thatI was in a different… 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

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

Homesickness while hating those damn Aussies

Last night while deciding on the next great adventure in Peru, I suddenly felt homesick. I had my first drink of Milo in ages and it tasted like home. I think Milo is Australian but I could be wrong, and it doesn’t matter anyway who claims it. All I know is that I was caught… Read More