Who's this dude with all the toots in my timeline?! Oh wait, @bgcarlisle changed his avatar.
We got to eat potatoes cooked in a huatia. This was in the highlands at about 12,000 feet!
Living abroad complaining
My biggest complaint about living in Peru is that it is a cash based society.
The ATM only gives 50 and 100 sol bills. But almost nobody you deal with on a daily basis has change for those large bills. This means you constantly have to buy some small thing at the larger grocery store (which hopefully has change) just to operate elsewhere.
I much prefer the credit card based system in the US for ease of use.
Perú sabbatical, earthquake
Will this earthquake certainly isn't going to reassure my family as we prepare for my sabbatical in Perú. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/magnitude-8-earthquake-hits-amazon-jungle-peru-190526101100170.html
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