Comments for Expat Chronicles http://www.expat-chronicles.com Pictures, music, news, stories, and rants from a gringo in Latin America. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:17:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Scopolamine in Colombia by travail a domicile qui rapporte http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2009/10/scopolamine-in-colombia/comment-page-1/#comment-274557 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:17:30 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=3092#comment-274557 What i don’t understood is in fact how you are no longer actually a lot more smartly-favored than you
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Comment on An American Prison Rape by smasher http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2011/12/an-american-prison-rape/comment-page-1/#comment-266310 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:18:20 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=6936#comment-266310 I had a Nephew that lived in Brooklyn. He was never out of trouble. He bullied the smaller kids and the punks that couldn’t fight. He became a Drug user and felony offender. He soon found himself doing Jail time at the age of 15 in an upstate youth detention center. He had a friend from the same neighborhood of the same age unlike himself. This kid was fat, blonde, and ran from any confrontations. He was arrested as a result of being in the wrong company. His first night there he was sharing a prison dorm with my Nephew and about 20 teen Black Inmates as they were the only White ones there. My Nephew caught beat downs and fought back which kept him from being Raped. His friend was another story. As his friend lay on his cot this bigger black inmate approached him and demanded to know if he had any hair on his Ass. His friend panicked and just answered “NO” repeatedly until the big boy slapped him across the face making him turn on his Stomach and bury his face in his pillow. The Black one then pulled down his briefs and threw them on the floor. He then removed his own briefs and Anally raped him. As he was being Raped he just moaned into his pillow as the other inmates formed a line waiting their turns. This continued for about two weeks until one night when suddenly he turned his face out from the pillow and silently began smiling. When the inmate that was fucking him saw that he began to whisper to his ear ” Yau my White Mama”. His friend began to like it and with that this inmate became his Husband. His friend was released and now lives a Homosexual lifestyle with a Black Husband as well.

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Comment on Colombian Food: Worst of the Worst by Eric Vinson http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2014/07/colombian-food-worst/comment-page-1/#comment-265882 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:25:58 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14167#comment-265882 Why so negative!? I love colombian food! Yes those nasty little white bland arepas that most fast food places have are repelling…but arepas de chocolo with cheese are pretty good. I would have to say that arepas rellenas(white arepas but handmade, chicken, mushrooms, cordoniz, queso blanco, etc..) are one of my favorite foods from colombia or anywhere in the world. Nobody really mentioned the sides like aji or salsa rosada, not to mention the intense flavors of the meats and sausages. The steaks are great, lechon(whole roasted pig with rice and spices and veggies tucked under the skin)is incredable, and the morcilla and chorizo are insanely good. Don’t even get me started on the empanadas…
But everytime I go to bogota I stay in the same neighborhood of Kennedy in the Floralia area, so maybe they just do things right there. I almost forgot…the fresh bread from the panaderias is awesome. I take at least 2 bags full of bread home on the flight out(I eat most of this on the airplane). Maybe you should try eating more street food and listening to the locals as to where to eat, and stop complaining about how bad the food is. I am 100% American and I think mcdonalds/anyotherfoodchainornationalrestaurant could learn volumes of knowledge about cooking from Colombians.

Ps…I have workedIin the food and beverage(restaurant) industry for almost 20 years.

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Comment on The MIA Incident by Christi http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2012/04/the-mia-incident/comment-page-1/#comment-265816 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:21:25 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=5207#comment-265816 Wow! I lived in Colombia in 1998/99 back in my youth and I definitely can relate to the excitement of perico. I have never done it in the states and have been clean for 15 years. Still like to hear stories like yours though.

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Comment on Vanity and Colombian Women by The expired coffee bean http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2011/11/vanity-and-colombian-women/comment-page-1/#comment-265792 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:05:57 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=6375#comment-265792 First off Colombian woman are great they do care about there man. This isn’t fake listen I had a woman come to the grand USA. With big dreams of having a business but she was screwed from day one she was a widow but prior to coming I told her upfront this country isn’t as easy as all foreign people assume it’s rough. I got all I want to do is be with you. well 5 years later is a living nightmare she is willing to work but can’t find full time work her hang up is she don’t want to drive she’s afraid 2 and she is over 25! Both of us are her first marriage the man was deceased and I do truly love her but getting to my point is simple when anyone comes here it’s hard and ya got to do what works weather 2 or 3 jobs. Make some money it’s not a story from the love channel now we pass each other never talking. She is insecure with herself and accused me of seeing another woman which I thought I had the one for the rest of my life boy am I freaking. Wrong. We got to a point of our marriage where it’s rough times and work sucks for her to get a decent job. She doesn’t want to take a English writing course to better herself. Anything I say is not ever good enough for. Her and she claims this country is not a democratic union and how much better it is in Colombia and how much she needs a real man . I stood up for her and her child to get there status. And that’s the pay back I get. And when I get home from work everyday the Univision channel is. Always. On. With those cheasy. Mexican soaps . We met married in Florida and moved north but still in the bible. Capital of the world. And God damn how Jesus has changed her life. Energy and ambition in life. To take it all out on. Me I never cheated nor will I ever cheat on. A. A woman. I told her to go back to that wonderful democracy country of Columbia if your not. Happy. She replied that I am too much in love with myself really. If we don’t love ourselves how can we have love in a relationship my little coffee bean turned rotten I suppose. And I gues when we divorce or if she decides to just go back there life will move on. And this woman has been well traveled her whe entire life so far I guess money is everything to some I am a hard working gringo that turns wrenches. For a living the sime things in are not so much free

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Comment on Fruit in Colombia by Sara http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2010/08/fruit-in-colombia/comment-page-1/#comment-265378 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:55 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=3837#comment-265378 You’re eating the sugar mangoes wrong too, never cut away the skin. Most people just rip it open or bite right in eating the peel and all. No utensils necessary.

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Comment on Fruit in Colombia by Sara http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2010/08/fruit-in-colombia/comment-page-1/#comment-265377 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:23 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=3837#comment-265377 I normally wouldn’t comment on post like this, but the fact that he is basis a whole culture on the one city that is so far culturally from the rest of the country makes me sad. Both fruit you mentioned as only being used for juice by locals are ate all across the country. Just because you were in a city where people don’t like getting dirty. Boo fence to people from bogota of course. But that’s what the city does to you, it’s common around the world to separate yourself from what’s going on outside the city. By the way, you should never eat a sapote using a knife. It takes away from the experience. Lastly, I would like to talk about your comment “they eat whatever is in from the jungle that week.” Many of the fruits you mentioned aren’t even from a jungle environment. They are all planted by farmers in different areas in Colombia. The country is very diverse when it comes to weather, which is the cause of the variety of fruits we offer. I’ve never met a “local” who didn’t know what fruits they were selling. If you’re going to write a serious, well informed article or blog on someone’s culture, I would stay away from offensive language about locals knowing less about their own country than yourself. No matter how “off-hand” and “sarcastic” it was, if you consider yourself a professional you should deviate from such things.

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Comment on Fruit in Colombia by Susan C http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2010/08/fruit-in-colombia/comment-page-1/#comment-260965 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:29:55 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=3837#comment-260965 Cumclops? Don’t you mean kumquats?

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