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Miguel Aguirre Miguel Aguirre | 22:05 UK time, Sunday, 31 October 2010

It’s always hard to say goodbye, for this reason I prefer to say see you later”. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up, I'll go to BBC website and other guy will be writing in the blog about his stories, new places, new cultures, new people. This is my last blog, my one last breath.

This blog was a big opportunity to learn English, of course but it was also a way to love my country and know a little bit about other cultures.

Today, in many countries celebrate Halloween, but here we celebrate “Día de la canción criolla”. It’s a special day for peruvian composers and singers, as Chabuca Granda, for this reason Barranco (mainly) and other districts will become in a big party. Everyone ‘ll dance typical peruvian songs until the sunrise.

Tomorrow, the day of death, Presbitero Maestro cemetery and others will be crowded (remember that peruvian people is so religious). Probably, the “Niño Ricardito” will be sorrounded of colorful flowers and many other believers will exist after tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the last trip of The Lord of Miracles through the streets of Lima and October will have gone.

All I want to say is THANK YOU to everyone of you (My twin soul Marina, Beatriz, BBC_fan, Ashish,Svetlana, Pary, Nastya, Maria, Ditta, Bbllmm, Tienhoa, Dommi, My neighbors Natanael, Marcello and Marcos Umberto; sero_03, Rideamus, Alonso my civilian, Victor_Petrovsky, Susy1979, Cess, Danny,Tulieu, Oscar, Vladimirr, Emat from Kazakhstan, Gloriali, Ttran,Angelica, Icer, Simone, Young Liang, Nadliv, Aliozturk, Mahjabeen, Talha, Ilya Kharitonov, Tereza, Guzin Tumer, Jomari, Beto, Woodhead, Nadliv, and my friends Sadith, Katherina, and Sasha).

I hope not to forget to anyone. Everyone of you helped me to know a little more about your countries and cultures. I really appreciate for your comments, so I hope one day you can visit Peru. I promise you I´ll be your tourist guide =)

Finally a very special gratefulness to a great journalist, great writer, great teacher: Sean. You were my guide and I am very grateful to you. I hope the life join us someday and we can work toguether. I felt like home in BBC learning English.

October finished. Tomorrow, November 1st, new stories will be written, many experiences will be shared, new countries will be discovered.

As I said in Spanish “No es un adiós, es solo un hasta luego”.

Best of all, friends!!


Sunset in Huachaco, beach of Trujillo, province in the north of Lima.


  • Comment number 1.

    P.S. Sean, you don't have to apply to be my boss. I should apply to be your worker. How Can I do? =)

  • Comment number 2.

    Hello dear Miguel!

    I'm sorry for my such a long absence (there are always some reason that keep us busy). Any way I must say you've done a really great work! Thank you! I hope we could see you here as a BBCLE member ^_^

    I've finally finished reading “La ciudad y los perros” and I liked it very much! Now going to read some other novels of Mario Vargas Llosa. Thanks again for sharing us a piece of your culture, history, literature and so on.

    Take care,

    Marina the Pocahontas from Kazakhstan

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi, Miguel!
    It was really nice experience to read your blog. It's amazing, how fascinating Peru looks in your stories, and I'd like to have such perfect guide in Peru, as you was.
    Good luck!
    Ilya, Russia.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi Miguel, Time really flies. The month of october is finished in a glance. We hope we'll see you as a commentator onwards. B/W I'd love to visit Peru if we got a guide like you :). Thank you for sharing about your country's fasinating culture, architecture, cementries, the masks of the angels and deamons and aslo for the spooky stories :).

    See ya,
    Mahjabeen from Pakistan.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Miguel,

    I'm sorry that I couldn't keep the pace with you at the end due to both personal and official business. But I'm not sad as you've said 'see you later' rather than 'Goodbye'.

    So, see you again. Take care. I like your writing very much. keep it up.

    Ashish, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Comment number 6.

    Hello there

    Thank you for letting me travel through your country and you culture.
    Your blog turned out in unexpected trip.


  • Comment number 7.

    Hello Miguel,
    I am really sad that your blogs are at the end. I would like to read more stories about Peru... but now it is up to me. I hope I visit your country one day - I will find you then :-)
    Take care,

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Miguel! it has been great to read about you! you're such a good writer! Anyway, thanks for the good moments, i wish i were not too busy to post a comment on each of them. But that's not the matter, your a great writer man! Keep up and see you later!! (*_^) !!

  • Comment number 9.

    i m soo weak in English
    I wish, this blog may halp me to improve my skill in English

    to say goodby seems to impossible for me to say :(

  • Comment number 10.

    Sir Miguel.
    It's was a pleasure to follow you during all october.
    It was amazing to know more about Peru, its culture, beautiful places and history.
    Congratulations Miguel. See you...

    Bye - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 11.

    Dear Miguel: Thanks a lot for your interesting articles. I´ve learnt more about Perú during this month than along my life. Beautiful the photo you chose to put and end to your excellent work! Is it the Pacific Coast? The best for you, Miguel. Hasta luego! Beatriz.

  • Comment number 12.

    Dear Miguel!

    You said, "I hope one day you can visit Peru. I promise you I´ll be your tourist guide =)"
    Would you help me, how can i contact you, if we want to go to Peru as a summer trip with my little family?:)
    I can not imagine better tourist quide than you.
    And i would be very happy if i can meet with you in life.
    Everything was wonderful, what you said in this blog.
    I loved that.
    I hope it is not late to write this, and you can answer to me.
    Thanks very much in advance.

    Best Regards
    Chrissy from Hungary

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Miguel,

    thank you for all post about Peru. I have a world map on my room's wall. A few days ago I looked for Lima on it. From now on, whenever see your city on the map or else where probably it remind me you.

    hopefully, See you again.

    //Ali OZTURK//**From Turkey**//**//**is writing from Japan**//

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi Miguel,

    So this's the end of October and the fantastic travelling in Peru with you. This month was amazing and interesting as we could come to know Peru and Lima a little.
    I was glad to read you because your style's so fascinating.
    So thanks for you was the blogger in october :) .

    Oh, and if I have opportunity to travel Peru, I'll remind your offer ;).

    Thanks again and I hope see you later,
    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 15.

    Well, good bye for time being but hope to see you again..

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi miguel,
    I enjoy the story about peru.I like travelling and reading about the new places.so, keep it up.wish you best of luck.


    Abu zar


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