New life, new city? These are my five tasks to find my way in a new place in Peru.
This is the beginning of my three week backpacking trip in Peru’s jungle regions. First, I need to get there!
7.00am: I spent my first night in my new place in the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo. I do not know where my new place is in the city, so my landlord walks me to my school. It takes only 10 minutes. What complicates matters is I know limited Spanish, […]
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. […]
Discussing goals, Goo Goo Dolls, the Spanish alphabet, and pride and self-esteem.
It has been more than three years since I have seen my family. Part of the reason for that is the isolation and the expense that comes living in rural Australia. It’s also partly my fault given that my own mum wanted to see me before I flew from […]
There are some days with no expectations tied to them that contain the best moments. Such a case happened the day after my birthday. It began painfully as I was in a class on how to teach English all day while enduring a birthday hangover. But then I took […]
Locals are shaking my hand and saying “Feliz cumpleaños.” I’m not quite sure what that means but given their smiles I think I might have done something right for a change. This is a lie. I know what it means. It’s my birthday and I’m 28-years-old now. I used to dream […]
My feet are in the sand as I stare out to the horizon in the early morning. There is an oil rig in the distance just where my eyes might gaze into nothingness. I see the flames above the water. Fire in the sky. On the land to my right […]
It’s 5am in the morning, the waves crash on the beach to my right as I lay on my bed, and the race that stops my nation has come and gone while I was sleeping. Fortunately, the mosquitoes seem to be somewhere else but it may be that the glow […]