Saturday’s cloudy skies gave way to sunlight this Sunday morning. Life in Paris continues to surprise me by just how “normal” it seems. I took the metro to the Place de ...
My dear, dear readers. Yes, I am still here. And so is this blog. And boy, is there a lot to tell you! Four months ago today, on the morning of June 30, 2015, I packed all I could into my trusty Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45L backpack and a small laptop bag and boarded a […]
The untold story of that time I drove from Florida to California without knowing anyone to start a dream job. I lived in an RV for 3 weeks. Happiest days of my life.
Ah, the life of an expat in Peru. It sounds so daring, so rebellious. It must be FULL of adventure, right? Well, to be honest, it can be filled with a lot of nights sitting alone on your hostel floor scrolling through your Facebook feed to see what’s going on with friends back home. I don’t mean […]
Yesterday was crazy. My book, An Expat’s Guide to Living in Cusco officially launched on Amazon. All day I was promoting the book, hoping to get it to hit #1 in one of the categories of Amazon’s best sellers list. Well, it DID! Thanks to you! Now, please note, it’s NOT on Amazon’s overall Best Sellers List […]
I’m an author. This is my book. For sale. On Amazon. You can click here to buy it*. An Expat’s Guide to Living in Cusco is only $5.99 right now! That’s a promotional price for its first week. Next week, the price will go up. *The above link and all the links to my book on […]
Giveaway: Win a Hotel Stay, Peruvian Cooking Classes, Spanish Lessons, and Artisan Goods from Cusco, Peru
**UPDATE MARCH 20, 2015: Congratulations to the winner of Prize Pack 1: John McKinney And the winner of Prize Pack 2: Michal Kovac** The BIG giveaway is here! To celebrate the release of my eBook, An Expat’s Guide to Living in Cusco (which will be available on Amazon March 16!), I’m giving away awesome prizes from Cusco, Peru. There are two […]
My eBook, An Expat’s Guide to Living in Cusco I know, I know. I’ve teased you since SEPTEMBER about this eBook, and you no longer believe me when I say it’s coming. Well, it’s coming. My manuscript has been sent to my editor! She’ll have it back to me around the end of this month. […]
There were drug dealers on my corner. I discovered this only after I had handed 1,200 soles ($400USD) in cash to a complete stranger who was now my landlord, after he had assured me the apartment was “muy seguro.” (Very safe.) It was nighttime, and I was walking out of my soon-to-be apartment when my landlord stopped me and issued a stern warning: “Be […]
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There is something thrilling about keeping a secret, the good kind of secret. The kind that makes you smile just thinking of it, and makes you keep it to yourself lest outside opinions should tarnish its shine. It was a secret of this sort that compelled me to drive a couple of hours to a […]