What’s your name?
Where are you from?
How long have you been away from home?
What do you do?
I’m a computer programmer and CTO of an American tech company based in Washington, DC.
Where are you currently?
I am in Ica, Peru. It is on the Southwest coast of Peru, near Nazca (and the famous Nazca lines). My wife and I decided to move here as it is where she is from. Our family unit is the two of us plus our 1-year old daughter and our 8-year old dog, so we may not be quite as nomadic as some other people on this site (though we are investigating going to Argentina for a few months next June).
Where are you going?
We may stay here or head up to Lima. Or Cusco. We will see but for the foreseeable future, we plan on being in Peru. And I would like to find a way to do stints in other parts of Latin America, Argentina, Chile, etc. for a few months at a time. All of this we are still trying to figure out given that we have a one-year old.
What has been memorable for you so far?
Ica is a desert, but also an agricultural center (thanks to underground water from melting glaciers on the Andes), that borders on the Andes and the Pacific coast. It has some really stunning scenery, which I really love and it is totally new for me, coming from the East Coast. Also, the weather is always between 70 and 80 and sunny during the day, which is nice.
Will you go home anytime soon?
What have you learnt during your time as a nomad?
That I like living outside the states even more than I thought I would. And I thought I would like it a lot
Why did you join this site?
I’ve started writing a blog, https://www.theundiscoveredperu.com. Not sure yet what I will do with it, but it’s a fun side-project for me. I’m eager to talk to people about how they make money blogging, as well as in general living abroad. I’m still very much immersed in my American company, but I am thinking about other possibilities. I’ve dramatically lowered my cost-of-living, and as an entrepreneur, I am thinking of ways to take advantage of this.