Last week I passed the half-way point of my project here in Lima, so it seems a good time to reflect on the six months that have been and to consider what the rest of my year here may bring. It hasn’t been easy. Really: under-statement. As some of my posts have documented, I’m struggling with the day-to-day reality of life here, as well as with the bigger issues of environmental management… Read More
Category: Economics, Education, Ethics, Institutions & infrastructure, Politics & society, Popular culture, Rants & raves, Volunteering & activism Tags: a year in Peru, activism, aid, building community, change, corruption, creating a better future, dependency, development, education, enabling change, environmental management, government, Lima, living abroad, peru, policy, pollution, social inequality, sustainability, volunteering
It might sound crazy, but sometimes I forget I’m living in Peru. The part of Lima that fills my day-to-day world isn’t so different from any other city. “Home” is in the expat precinct, a clean, safe world of apartment buildings, multi-national businesses, chain-store shops and fancy restaurants, as modern and soulless as any other young tourist city. It’s the Surfers Paradise of Peru, equally vapid and self-obsessed as Australia’s beachside tourist… Read More
Category: Adventures, Anecdotes, Balance, Travel, Volunteering & activism Tags: a year in Peru, every-day things, expat living, getting out of the city, international volunteering, Lima, living abroad, living overseas, normality, peru, reality, travel, volunteering, working in other cultures, working overseas
I’m a long way from home these days, but I carry this amazing place with me, wherever I go.
Category: Landscape photography, nature photography, Photography, Weekend photo zen Tags: being a long way from home, being wild and free, expat life, homesickness, landscape photography, living abroad, mental-health, Mt Wellington, nature photography, North West Bay River, photo zen, Photography, special places, Tasmania, Wellington National Park, wild places