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August 2015

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    A few small updates.

    Before we came to Peru I was excited about the idea of sharing every adventurous moment with you all.  Last night I was looking at our blog space though and noticed it’s been a couple…

    August 29, 2015
  • Arequipa monasatery
    Bear Says

    Finding an Apartment

    When we decided we were going to move to Arequipa, Peru we thought we would be able to get an apartment, furnished, for just a few hundred US dollars a month, maybe $400 tops.…

    August 20, 2015
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    Bear Says


    A typical day in Arequipa is like a small child trying to count the coins they’ve saved up. They seem to not comprehend the number of the coins, nor the coin’s denominations. This is…

    August 18, 2015
  • Thanks for letting me borrow your photo, LCP.
    Bear Says


    When we arrived in Lima we had to get tickets to Arequipa. Sam and I both stood in separate lines to try to find the best price faster. We ended up going with LCPerú.…

    August 18, 2015
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    Step 2: Settle Into Our Place

    Okay, we don’t technically have a place yet. Our friends down here are letting us use an extra room that they have in their departemento (i.e. apartment). We are very grateful to have a place to…

    August 17, 2015
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    Step 3: Explore Arequipa

    We’ve done a little bit of exploring. There’s much more to see, but we’re really trying not to look like tourists. It’s not like I have blonde hair and blue eyes or anything. …

    August 16, 2015