A Gringa’s Survival Guide to Public Transportation

Everyone in Tacna uses the bus from powerful businessmen, to frail abuelitas, to awkward teenagers. You pack all passengers in as tightly as possible, sardines in a can, and inexplicably, in spite of so many bodies, the bus ride can often becomes a game of Graveyard, everyone staying as quiet as they can. Of course […]


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Ciudad Hermosa

This special day only comes around once a year. Every August, school grinds to a halt for almost an entire week. There‚Äôs at least one parade or concert every evening with well-known bands like Grupo 5 headlining at stadium venues. Bougainvillea flowers can be spotted in every nook and cranny and Peruvian flags of all […]

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