Tag Archives: Arequipa

A Postcard from Arequipa

Zur deutschen Fassung. When I disclose that I am from Germany, I am always asked about soccer, cars or Nazis. Sometimes, I would rather pretend that I am from Lithuania or some other little known country. But in Peru, I … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact

“Do you have an emergency contact?” the lady from Avianca Airlines at the airport in Arequipa asked. I had to think. And then, sadly realizing how alone I was in this world and that nobody cared, I said “no”, evoking … Continue reading

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“Do not Overtake!”

„Why does nobody ever listen to me?” the do-not-overtake sign on the road from Puno to Arequipa wonders yet again.

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Moving to the Pacific Ocean

Sometimes I make mistakes. It was a mistake to believe that Arequipa would be like Cochabamba just because it has the same perfect climate, spectacular mountain views and is of similar size. Maybe it’s not fair to compare anything with … Continue reading

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Hey Elise, can you take out the trash?

Every few days, my regular good-morning concert of yapping dogs, hammering neighbors, beeping cars and weeping babies is enriched by Beethoven’s Für Elise. First I thought that one of the neighbors has a monotone taste in music and is playing the song … Continue reading

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Next move: Arequipa in Peru

The more often you move, the more you find out what you like and what you don’t like. It has been emerging that I love mountains and grassland more than the sea or the tropics. Huge cities are impractical because you lose too … Continue reading

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