Burnzy’s Peru Jam

This is part of my playlist that I listen to on my Iphone every day, when I am on the bus early in the morning and on my way home from work. I use it to escape the daily routine, but I cannot understand most of it. Still, a little bit more occasionally I reach… 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

The person within; the limits beyond

I panted, jogging in the dark back to the house, holding a can of tuna and a chocolate bar. A Peruvian singer croons in my earphones and I cannot understand him. My left hand stinks of garlic. I had done a quick shop run when I realised I had forgotten the tuna for my garlic rice… 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

Adios Huaraz: A tribute from my eyes and ears

I SAY goodbye to Huaraz. I have been there for most of two weeks and have attracted much attention on the street for carrying a camera worth almost the average annual salary, zoned out listening to my Ipod shuffle. For the first time in a long while I am fatigued with words and so for… Read More

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 the details in the heights.… Read More