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Earthquake – Buddhist Philosophy of Impermanence in Peruvian Practice

Earthquake – Buddhist Philosophy of Impermanence in Peruvian Practice

Some nights ago I experienced the first earthquake in my life. The epicentre was about two hours away by car and the seismographic measurements claimed the magnitude went almost as far as 6. People here have an app in their cell phones which helps them know whether the shaking is over when they get out of their houses – in their pyjamas or half naked, sleepy, this time at 4:45 in the morning.

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Teaching in Chimbote: About Cockroaches and Hand Blisters Caused by Crayon Sharpening

Teaching in Chimbote: About Cockroaches and Hand Blisters Caused by Crayon Sharpening

Being a volunteering teacher in Chimbote, Peru, as a blond and green-eyed gringa (probably the only in the town) who speaks almost no Spanish but is supposed to teach English, yoga, arts and music to kids aged between 5 to 11 years of age can be a challenging, but truly rewarding experience. You surely need your cell phone with offline Google Translator, amazing creative skills, flexibility, adaptability, and love for improvisation…

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Celebrating New Year at Tortugas Beach – And a Little Story about Marie

Celebrating New Year at Tortugas Beach – And a Little Story about Marie

I celebrated New Year´s Eve with my boss and his friends in Tortugas, a little beach town surrounded by sand hills and dunes. If you come there by an off road car – like we did, it is easy to go to a different beach every day, driving over the sand hills to places where black pebbles give way to dark sand and also to golden sand. The landscape is, I must admit, quite spectacular.

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Leaving II – Living in Peru

Leaving II – Living in Peru

I guess it was clear I would need to come back someday soon. When I was in Peru (Lima, Cuzco, Pisac, Machu Picchu) in April 2019, I struggled with the cold temperatures in the mountains (especially at night, with no heaters present in the guest houses I was staying at), the food (whatever I ate went right out again), the strong energy of the country. I escaped to warm and relaxed Mexico, Yucatan and the Caribbean, as soon as my sister who lives in the jungle of Amazon with the indigenous people, and two friends of mine (we met up with in Pisac) both left Pisac for their own further travels. My escape to Mexico meant that I had given up on the prior arrangement of going to teach English for kids in a small school in Colombia, near Bogota.

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