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Burnzy’s nine reflections today

1. I must learn Spanish before I ask for a hair trim in a Peruvian barbershop. Bye bye hair 😦 2. Ego weighs you down (like hair). Beauty is never only skin deep. Only the bitter claim that. It’s pride that’s shallow and paper thin. 3. I’ve learned the definition […]

Lucky not to be alone here

I have often traveled alone. And come to think of it, I have lived alone. That sounds like a bit of an ‘awww’ moment but to be honest I’ve actually enjoyed it. It’s easier to be confident in solitude, but also, you get your own way all the time. When […]

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 […]

Ferris Burnzy’s Day Off

  I know I’m in Peru and it’s sort of expected that I have exciting adventures every day. But there reaches a point where you need alone time and a completely uneventful day to just gravitate back to who you are. We moved into a hostel about two days ago […]

Trujillo

My friends and I arrived in Trujillo by bus early this morning. The principal of the school we aim to work at greeted us at the bus station and took us to our hotel. I’m feeling good after the 12 hour trip (or however long it was). I brought sleeping […]

Bullshit in Ecuador

One of the biggest weaknesses in navigating South America is not being able to count higher than six. The best way to practice counting is to play Bullshit while waiting in line at the Ecuador border. I did this yesterday. Bullshit is a game requiring lies and deceit. The aim […]

We were born to run in Peru

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bruce Springsteen lately. It’s a bit blasphemous to soak in his voice while living in a small Peruvian town. But right now he speaks to me. Maybe without him I would have quit this teaching course that nears its end – stressed with […]