Back Home

I ran into an acquaintance the other day while the kids and I were out on some errands. She knew that we had been in South America for the summer and asked how long we had been back home. I had to think for a long time then do the math in my head. I … More Back Home

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

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

Learning Curve

We finally found a museum we liked! After school we took a taxi to the Museo Larco in the Pueblo Libre neighborhood about 20 minutes from Miraflores. I have been wanting to visit since we got to Peru and Katrina was willing to check out some antiquities. The museum is housed in an 18th century … More Learning Curve