My downtown French haven


Oh, crêpe… The other day I found myself daydreaming a little at my desk, thinking back to one particular day a year and a half ago when Lucio and I were in Paris, and stopped by a traditional (and over-priced) crêpe stand near the Quartier Latin. While the crêpe itself wasn’t necessarily the most delicious … [Read more…]

Holy Thursday: A Street-Food Heaven


If there’s one thing that will get me out into the heaving streets of Arequipa during a religious celebration… it’s the food. Don’t judge me… Every year on the Thursday of Easter Week (or Holy Week, as they call it here), shortly after sunset, what feels like the whole of Arequipa fills the streets of … [Read more…]

Celebrating over dinner


Vegetarians, look away now…  A few weeks ago, on a completely unexpected, random, ordinary day, I was feeling a little frustrated with how long my work visa (or “resident status”, as they call it here) was taking to be approved, and to be honest I just felt extremely restless. I logged onto the immigration website … [Read more…]