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A teacher’s day in Peru

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, […]

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 […]

Un momento, dos momento

  It’s a sudden awakening. There are howls and whistles and screams and cracks and yelps from fireworks. My bunk mate Andy below me shouts and we get out and rush to the third-floor balcony to check what is going on. In the day I would look out from the […]

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 […]

El Gringo Idiota

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 […]