Lessons from a Motorized Metal Shark

A drive down the road in Englewood, Florida might yield you a fairly monotonous view of strip malls, gas stations, and flat, straight roads through semi-tropical, over-developed, sand-land. Indeed, were on our way to a Home Depot, for a small arts & crafts project. As we drove, we came across a motorized metal shark driving … Continue reading

Public Service Announcements of Piura

Apparently it wasn´t a problem only us travelers suffered from …

The Chirimoya

As I sit at our Kitchen table, in our apartment with no kitchen, I stare longingly into a green fleshy fruit in front of me. It is a Chirimoya, native to somewhere near here. Perhaps it exits in a similar way to the Florida orange, which I enjoy in Connecticut. “Of here,” but not exactly. … Continue reading

Thoughts on Society and Development

We have now been living in Piura for about a week. This dry and usually dusty town boasts overcast, yet very bright skies 80% of the time, and today offered a very unusual light sprinkle of rain. We, having now officially moved into a little apartment which consists of a small bathroom, bedroom and suprisingly … Continue reading

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