Pedasi Part III

My fishermen and woman have some more fishing tales to tell and I am hoping they will (at some point! I can only nag so much) share their experience on the blog. It was really windy the second time they went out but they returned safely with lots of stories to tell and fish for … More Pedasi Part III

Pedasi Part II

I am going to leave the fishing tales for the fishermen and woman to tell in another post. For those of you who follow Sean on any kind of social media you already know that they had a good day. So good in fact, that they are back out fishing right now while I repeat … More Pedasi Part II

Pedasi Part I

So far it’s been an interesting study in contrasts between Peru and Panama. I don’t think we have been in Panama long enough to fairly compare it to a country that we lived in for six weeks but we just can’t help ourselves. I am feeling bad about this, like I am cheating on South … More Pedasi Part I

Welcome to Panama

Landing in Panama City after taking off from Lima was like entering Oz: green, green and more green. The air was warm and humid. The skyscrapers are stacked next to one another hugging the Pacific Ocean. As we drove through the city to our hotel Oscar said it looked like Miami. And parts of it … More Welcome to Panama


We had our final day at school today, including a small birthday celebration for Oscar who turns nine on Tuesday. I am going to miss our walks to school. We are always running late (we have been between five and ten minutes late everyday, very South American of us!) but we still manage to chat … More LimaLove

Packing for Peru

With only a few days left in Lima I am starting to think (read: get stressed out) about packing. Over the course of six weeks we have ended up with some extra items. We purchased a fair amount of souvenirs and presents. Sean and I each bought a book in Spanish, the kids have new … More Packing for Peru

Last Weekend in Lima

I can’t believe this was our last full weekend in Lima. The weather wasn’t that nice.On Saturday…gray and misty…so we spent a lazy morning drinking coffee, watching the waves and messing around on the iPads. After the weather cleared we walked along the water to Barranco. Sofia and Oscar could not believe that we were … More Last Weekend in Lima

The Apartment

It wasn’t easy finding a long-term rental in Lima. We didn’t have too much lead-time and most places wanted to us to take the apartment for either just one week or a whole year. Sean found this apartment on line through a rental agency. The location is fantastic, right in the middle of Miraflores, across … More The Apartment