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There are different kinds of joy. There’s the soft sticky suffocation of melting chocolate, the bracing kiss of lemon, the imagined gliding on wings, the comfort of line-dried duvets in front of a fire with a hot mug, the satisfaction … Continue reading

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Fieldwork

Today, everything you think about when you imagine field work is true. I got up before the sun, silently dressing in the dark because of a power outage. A moto across the city dropped us off at the port of … Continue reading

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What’s a Typical Day?

My days vary a lot – if I’m traveling for work, my daily routine looks much different than if I’m in Lima developing research plans. Even in Lima, I may trek out to Hospital Dos De Mayo one day, up … Continue reading

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Postcards from Perú: Iquitos Tres

A few weekends ago, while I was still in Iquitos, I finally finished a time-sensitive project, and my co-workers and I fled to the Amazon for an overnight journey into the jungle. Among the highlights: Swimming with river dolphins Climbing … Continue reading

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Postcards from Peru: Iquitos Dos

The market here shows why you would never starve in the Amazon. Fruits and vegetables, fish, spices, pineapples the shape of footballs, live ducklings and piles of chicken trimmings (soup, I guess?) are hawked religiously. You can buy hearts of … Continue reading

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Iquitos

I stepped off the plane from Lima and into a wall of heat and humidity; my boss immediately tugged at his shirt collar and I simply thought that at least it wasn’t as overwhelming as Samoa. The taxi drivers are … Continue reading

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Quick Update

Let’s see, it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Since the end of May, I’ve:  Left Perú  Attended my brother’s graduation  Attended my dear friend’s graduation  Arrived in Australia  Visited the 12 Apostles at the Great Ocean Road in Victoria … Continue reading

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