Travelling to Iquitos is a regular feature of our diary - we have made the journey three or four times in the last two weeks. Occasionally it is uneventful but more often it isn’t. It has been raining overnight and the first part of our journey involves a walk along the mud road from our... Continue Reading →
We were made to thrive
There’s a line of a song that goes “We were made to thrive”. Those things that cause us to thrive and those things that stress us will be different for different people. One major thing that has occupied us whilst we have been back in the UK has been house moving. Of course, this began... Continue Reading →
Cold water, insects and uncomfortable transport.
We've now been here six months so to mark this we are going to share a few reflections on our time so far. First up, Lori writes: In many ways it is hard to believe that we have only been in Peru for six months (except for our break with family in the UK at... Continue Reading →
A normal day?
I (Lori) woke expecting a productive day today. I got up and even did some exercise before breakfast. But the local government in Nauta had other ideas and declared a 3 day strike. So instead of the fruitful day envisioned, it has looked more like this: Unlike last week’s strike when life continued as normal,... Continue Reading →
A fish out of water
Lori writes: We’re back in Nauta. Back in the relative familiarity of the jungle and, until a month ago, the only part of Perú that we were acquainted with. What was it that made Arequipa feel so odd during our first few weeks there? Why did we feel so much like fish out of water?... Continue Reading →
I don’t like matches
Hi! This is Lori writing – my first ever time writing a blog post. I’m sure it won’t be my last. In my couple of weeks here in Nauta I have discovered some things about myself that I hadn’t thought of as being problematic. I am really uncomfortable using matches. In the UK this isn’t... Continue Reading →