Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

W e are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a real character in town because of his excellent (sarcastic) sense of English humor and, according to neighbours, a very helpful person too. Additionally he always shared joyful jokes when we dropped off the latest edition of The Huaraz Telegraph and shared many stories of his adventures in the nearby mountains.

In the early 80s, Jo became one of the first foreigners living in Huaraz and with his wife Vicky he started Jo´s place in 2000. The hostel is known for its spacious camping space and traditional English style bacon and egg breakfasts that are served up.

Jo (62) died of a heart attack in Lima and is survived by his wife and two daughters. Our sympathy is with the family in this time of grieving.

Picture: Facebook Jo´s Place

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