Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by Colin.
Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.
Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by Colin.
Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.
Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by Colin.
Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.
Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.
Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.
Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.
Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.
Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by Colin.
A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.
Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by Colin.
Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?
Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.
Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.
Posted on 19. Aug, 2016 by Colin.
My attempt to moderate the neoliberals’ glee at the “receding pink tide” in Latin America, because growing opposition to free trade is a greater obstacle.