Hi everyone! And welcome to my blog: Como Se Llama? I hope you follow me as I head off to Peru this summer and as I work towards completing my thesis for Anthropology. Thanks!


I´m here! And I love it! There will be many pictures soon, it´s just hard finding time too get into the internet cafe right now especially when it´s teaming with adolecent boys who are on their winter break. I have so far been out to bars with some locals (nade out with one of them), […]


I arrived in Lima today around 10pm (Lima time). Flights were good. There was little leg space which was hard on my knee but I had window seats on both flights which was not only cool but nice to have something to lean against. On my Atlantic City to Miami flight I sat next to […]


Yesterday I got a Tetnus booster shot and a Hepatitis A shot. Today my arms hate me. The doctor says that the pain only lasts for a day or two, but I wasn’t expecting this level of pain. Doctors always seems to be lying to me about how much things will hurt. When I got […]


I am supposed to leave for Peru in 14 days and I just lost my wallet containing all means of identification (except my passport, which I have) and I never received conformation from the domestic airline that will take me from Lima to Andahuaylas. Awesome!

Travel preperation takes a lot more than I thought!

A Learning Process…

One thing that I’ve learned from studying Anthropology is how little I actually know about the vastness of the world. Geertz was right in stating that in order to fully understand the cultural interactions of all societies you have to first understand each one individually, on the micro, emic level.

I have been reading a […]

In the Meantime

Between now and when I embark on my epic journey to South America I will be teaching a Film Production class to a group of high school girls from the area. I started doing this last summer and I loved it, so here I am again. I’m currently putting the final touches on my syllabus […]

Travel Plans

Here are my travel plans:

Friday, July 17. Philadelphia –> Miami (Layover) –> Lima Saturday, July 18. Lima –> Andahuaylas Tuesday, August 25. Andahuaylas –> Lima Wednesday, August 26. Lima –> Miami (Layover) –> Philadelphia

Fall semester begins: Monday, August 31.


I’ve had blogs with WordPress before (with no affiliation to Bryn Mawr) to my own detriment. Both times my blogs were deleted without any warning whatsoever, and I lost several posts. However, I am willing to give WordPress another try through the Bryn Mawr Blog as it might provide a more stable server. We will […]