Living in Peru has taught me to live life with gusto and I mean that in both the English and Spanish sense.
In English, this translates to “hearty or keen enjoyment.” I’m imagining taking a bite out of something intensely delicious and eating with gusto for example.In Spanish, gusto typically means “taste” but also has various other meanings that express qualities tied to contentment and satisfaction:
- Me dio mucho gusto pasar esta tarde contigo (It was lovely to spend the afternoon with you).
- Esta paz es un gusto. (This peacefulness is very nice).
- Es hora de darme el gusto (It’s time to indulge myself).
- Tengo el gusto por una vida de aventura. (I have a liking for a life of adventure).
- Está a gusto esta nueva vida. (This life is to my liking).
The purpose of this series is to present interviews or guest posts that showcase people, Peruvians and other international friends, who have inspired me with their way of living. They are people who are living with gusto and who may inspire you to do the same.
Living with Gusto Articles:
- Work Ethic from Wise Men — Rebecca Bangayan Ting
- The Natural Path to Passion — Kin Ming Li
- Passion That Resurfaces — Hajra Khatoon
- Family and Faith — Ruth Valerie Tan
- “It’s Your Time”: From Truck Driver to Adventurer — Rob Adelphia
- Unrecognized Passion — A. D. (Sweepyjean) Joyce
- The Untouchable Schizophrenic in Huancayo — Anonymous
- Overcoming the Prejudices in Peru — Ana Santillán Muñoz
- A 5K Race on Crutches — Christian
- The Sea of Nonconformity: A Poet and Capoeirista in Huancayo — Elio Osejo