An awkward letter to Mum

  I messaged Mum on Facebook this morning. I wrote:   Dear Mum,  Peruvian women are very beautiful and are really nice and caring too.  And they know how to dance.  My date last night brought me brownies that she made that day.  There is a very good chance I will never return to Australia. … Read More

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

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 one of those mysterious characters.… Read More

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 until the 80s, I see… Read More

Conviction and seeing the Pope from a distance

The Pope visits Peru for three days and it so happens that this morning he visited the suburb  I currently stay in. He led the church mass this morning and so naturally my housemates and I were drawn to the action. I brought my camera and almost straight away my instincts took over and I… Read More