This is a journey series of my thoughts through the streets of Lima, Peru as a solo traveler. This is the third journal in the series, for the previous one click here.

When I woke this morning I felt more relaxed as if I had a grip on what it was like to be in Peru. I felt like I was starting to understand their culture more. It was only my second day, but it felt much longer.

Art from Jade Rivera, Barranco, Peru
Art from artist Jade Rivera in Barranco, Peru
Girl behind graffiti street art, Barranco, Peru
Graffiti on the streets of Barranco, Peru

Maybe it was a combination of the sun and heat. I felt more comfortable today. I liked going to store and using my little bit of Spanish. The day to day in Miraflores seemed peaceful and relaxing. I found my day to be my idea of normal. This was how I had pictured working remotely in a co living.

Later that afternoon I did a tour the city of Barranco. It was about 20 minutes from the center of Miraflores.

There we toured the street art listening to the history of Jade Rivera. The graffiti was bright and vivid. I thought the art was deeply compelling .

I loved the idea behind the art. All of his art probed the idea of acceptance and diversity. It’s striking how no matter place, the art has a way of connecting with you.

 

I found a feeling of hope to be pouring from the paintings, especially the ones involving periods. His vision with paint had connected to me.  In the 1980s these birds were a sign of hope for all children in Peru. The art represented a movement of equality, opportunity, and acceptance for diversity. This dream of equality for everyone is something I have always been drawn to. It’s captivating to see how others share this belief through the arts around the world. This perspective is powerful.

“Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.”

Mikhail Gorbachev

For the next series in this journal click here.

About Mickelle

Hi, I am the creator of InspiredbyInfluence. I left my corporate 9 to 5, to pursue my dreams of roaming the world on my schedule. I have been to 15 countries, so far and am just getting started. Let this voyage of wandering began.

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