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Apr 12, 2007 - Living in Comas

Alex, his family and I have moved in to a house in Comas, Lima. It is probably considered quite a poor area of Lima. It has been a very eye opening experience....to say the least. I really enjoy being able to get food on every corner and I enjoy heading to the markets to try all the fresh fruit. However the level of poverty is hard to observe and live with on a daily basis. I have found that people tend to loose their empathy under these circumstances. I find it hard to watch how badly people treat each other and the animals! It has broken...

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Dec 25, 2006 - Christmas in Lima

Christmas here was a very different experience to the traditonal Aussie Christmas. They celebrate at 12am on the 25th. Every one waits up then eats dinner at 12.... then shoots a few guns, lights somefire works... drink way to many beers (myself not included....cant stand the beer).... then drink more and more.... then sleep all of christmas day. New years Eve is much the same. It is very much a family things. I spent it with Alex{s family. You wait up till 12 then eat, then they burn scarecrows in the street, light fireworks, drink to many...

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