What we do in winter.

A week ago the kids 2 week vacation came to an end, just wanted to share with you some of the things they got to do 🙂

We sat on the sidewalk and watched the Parade… I am beginning to believe at least in this corner of Peru, there are parades for anything under the Peruvian sun!

This particular parade was in honour of Peru’s Independence Day.

Missing in this picture are my two boys Daniel and Andrew and Maria from house 1. On this day we all went out with friends in tow to visit a Peruvian Heritage site called Bosque de Pomac. ( According to the guide this site is as important as the much celebrated Machu Picchu)

A bit of everything; hiking, picking shells at Bosque de Pomac and visiting the tiniest zoo I have ever seen.

A holiday without swimming and fishing??? I don’t think so! We parked the car at the side of the road and jumped into Picsi River.

Poor Solomon, too much fun for him, he had to nap!

Today has been a long day, the boys are down with some sort of stomach flu, feels like all I did today was wipe dripping noses and clean up vomit. 😀 Before I came to Peru a blog post would take me a couple of hours to work on, now its a couple of days.LOL.  I am glad I have this blog,  writing and photography are two of the ways I love to unwind.

Well I have to go sleep…I hope I get some sleep tonight 🙂

Later friend!

where your treasure is…

 I was showing my Peruvian friend pictures of home today when I stumbled over some pictures of my stay in the USA. Looking through them, I sure regret not taking more, I hope I get to go back oneday and when I do I have promised myself to take more time taking pictures. Hopefully I will not repeat the same mistake with Peru 🙂

Today I want to share with you a little bit of Montana.

My bestfriend/older sister Heather took me to Yellowstone the first week I was in Montana. Its because of her that I visited the States for nearly one year.

“Crooked Tree,”  a place just before you enter the Bob Marshall if you coming from Augusta.

Sunset in Belgrade Montana.

Driving from Augusta to Helena.

At the age of 16 I put going to Yellowstone on my bucketlist, never giving it much thought that I would actually go there oneday 🙂

I am not one to attach to people and places easily, a lifetime spent of constantly moving from place to place has made me that way but with Montana its been different. I long to go back…I hope I do.

Labour Day with Sandra Dee.

My friend/sister, Sandra has come to visit me for 3 weeks. She is an American girl who lives and works in Uganda. We met at a Bible School in Montana USA in 2010 and the rest is as they call it, is history. I love having her around 🙂

I live 30 minutes away from the beach and that’s where we spent our Labour Day. Maputo beach is NOT known for its beauty, most of Mozambique’s pristine beaches are found further north of Maputo City or on its islands.

What Maputo beach lacks in beauty it makes up with great vibe, very friendly locals and absolutely delicious street food.

You can order a full chicken(marinated Portuguese style) roasted on a brazier with fresh potato chips, a cabbage salad plus a drink for less that US$15. The meal is enough to feed two people. If you are more the seafood person there is a local fish market where you can take your pick at whatever the fishermen brought in that day and have it cooked by the local women. Of course western style restaurants are available along the beach BUT if you want to have a feel on where an average Mozambican eats and hangs out these are the people I would go to.

The highlight of my day was having a mini-pedicure. Boys and young men can be found walking all around Maputo city looking for customers. You choose the nail polish you want and they do their business of making your toes look pretty 🙂 It cost just under US$ 1 for their services. I loved every moment of the experience, the boys where polite, funny and were fascinated by the digital camera and by my white sister, constantly telling me how beautiful she was! 😀

I don’t know if it’s an African thing only but men here have no problem walking up to you and telling you that you are beautiful and continuing with whatever it is they where doing. It really does not matter what colour, shape or size you are, chances are, on any given day someone will find you attractive and will tell you so. If they think they have a chance they can become very persistent in wanting to know you more. Depending on the guy it can get rather annoying at times. In Mozambique, I have never felt threatened when a guy does this to me, most of the time they just want to see a girl smile or hope they can get lucky and she will instantly fall for their “charms”.lol.

I cannot say it enough, I love my Africa!