An American in Lima

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An American in Lima
An American in Lima is an English-language blog about an American writer''s experiences as an expatriate in Lima, Peru. Follow along as I encounter melting glaciers, boy matadors, dancing bear-men, crazy combis and the w
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  • Three-faced Ukuku, Guardian of the Glacier 8 months ago In Andean culture, ukukus represent mythical bear-men who guard the glaciers at Qoyllur Rit'i pilgrimage and assist in other village rituals. Each year, young men volunteer to serve as their village's ukukus and bring health and prosperity to the community. Jorge photographed this ukuku at the June...
  • "Soy Andina" Now on YouTube 8 months ago Back in 2008, I befriended a New York filmmaker who had made an intriguing documentary set in my newly adopted country. Mitch Teplitsky's "Soy Andina" traces the journeys of two New York women who travel to Peru to connect with their heritage through dance. The post “Soy Andina” Now on YouTube...
  • Remembering Pachacamac 8 months ago It was so long ago, Jorge was using actual film. He shot these three images in succession. It was 2008 or so, and Jorge, Sam and I went to the ruins of Pachacamac, on the coast of Peru, not far from Lima. It is an ancient fortress site that pre-dates the Incas, and as you can tell from these...
  • El loco y el mar 5 years ago El Fotógrafo took this photo in 1989. He was walking along the Malecon, in Miraflores, when he saw a man standing on the cliffs, waving a stick back and forth in front of the ocean, like a conductor. There were no violins or flutes or kettle drums — just the crashing of the waves on the rocks...
  • First Post in Four Years 5 years ago Hi, everyone. This is my first post more than four years. I didn’t have time to blog for several reasons: (1) I was teaching full time at UPC, and (2) We had to care for my dad, who had Alzheimer’s. We moved him to Peru in March 2011 (not coincidentally, the last month I blogged). Those...

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