Click here to read the English version 1. Debes salir en la víspera del Día de Arequipa a alguno de los muchos conciertos que se organizan especialmente por esta fecha. Puedes ir a un concierto en Cerro Juli, a uno de los grandes estadios de la ciudad o a uno en las principales plazas de los … Continue reading Las 10 cosas que tienes que hacer para el día de Arequipa
My thought process during conversation proceeds Sia-style: one, two, three, one, two, three, blink. One, two, three, one, two, three, blink. Smile. Nod. Emanate Mark Zuckerberg by emitting a stalwart squawk laugh to show approval of some witticism. Great. Good job. Solid social interaction there. Obviously, I’m exaggerating just how awkward I am, but those … Continue reading A continent outside the comfort zone
3 borders crossed, 41 + hours of bus, hundreds of flamingos, miles and miles void of any sign of urbanization. Driving through landscapes from another universe, completely free and detached from reality, that is a feeling that I will definitely long for again in the future. After weeks of hard work, it was nice to … Continue reading Short breaks in the comfort of vastness
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Sitting here, back in the UK soaking up the spring sunshine, I can’t believe it’s been well over a year since I was writing my first blog recounting the tale of my eight months in Arequipa during 2016/17. Since then I have joined the Board of Trustees … Continue reading My second home across the ocean
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español After a long summer break (also known as rainy season here in Arequipa), it’s time for us to put our HOOP t-shirts on and take a bumpy combi ride back to la escuela. We are very happy to go back to school, excited to reunite with our … Continue reading Roll on 2018
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español It’s strange to talk about Arequipa, HOOP, and my people there in the past tense. As if it’s over. As if I won’t see them again very soon. Because they, and the whole 4 months, feel like such a present part of me. Deeply. This last month, I’ve thought … Continue reading A love letter of sorts, to the community that became home. Or, closing one chapter, and beginning the next….