Comments for Expat Chronicles http://www.expat-chronicles.com Pictures, music, news, stories, and rants from a gringo in Latin America. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:55:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Comment on 30 Days of Discipline Review by One Year Of Discipline, Day 17: Finding Your Goals In Life - Life Science Mentor http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2015/01/30-days-discipline-review/comment-page-1/#comment-556737 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:55:03 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14736#comment-556737 […] habits in that book: for example, cold showers, getting up early, planning out my days. See also here for a recent […]

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Comment on 30 Days of Discipline Review by Florian Ulrich http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2015/01/30-days-discipline-review/comment-page-1/#comment-556535 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:50:11 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14736#comment-556535 Great analysis, I like that you write what stuck. I love the cold showers and getting up early, and I agree: as soon as you change into serious clothes, you get your work done more efficiently.

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Comment on Nightmare in Peru: When Indians Attack! by P. http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2013/04/nightmare-in-peru-indians-attack/comment-page-1/#comment-555737 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:11:18 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=12542#comment-555737 I’m in Peru, and I asked my friends about this incident. The perception was that the gringos were using drugs. That could have been the spark that lit the fire. And what the hell were they doing travelling around on the backroads and thinking it was safe to just camp along the roadside? That’s an invitation to get robbed.

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Comment on Latin America’s Moorish and Arab Influence by Charles http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2013/08/moor-arab-latin-america/comment-page-1/#comment-555253 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:13:47 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=13128#comment-555253 great stuff colin! i have lived in portugal, spain and brazil over the last decade and noticed this VERY important yet thoroughly undernoted cultural dynamic.

i imagine it like this: 700 years of Arab rule over a majority of Iberia. I imagine this had to have had an effect on ways of governing and doing business.

how else could the more recent middle eastern immigrants integrate so easily, whether aesthetically or in their way of thinking?!

this influence is candidly brought out in the book “O Portugues que nos pariu” by Angela Dutra Menezes.

some notes: the term reconquista was not used until AFTER the reconquista – retrospectively. the majority of Iberia was very much Muslim-ruled. There were many small kingdoms, some Christian and some Muslim, and conflicts were not religious, with commerce, alliances, mercenary services and marriage taking place between religions.

the average percentage of jewish and “moorish” dna in iberians even today, is substantial, and varies from the north to the south of the peninsula (35% jewish in the Algarve for eg) and lets remember that a much larger dna heritage would have been carried by those emigrating/fleeing to S.America. A fascintaing portrayal of this time can be read in the fantastically named book “Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean”!

I`m afraid the Inquisition was not a reaction against radical Islam, although its techniques might well have been influenced by the Middle East. A primary target of the Inquisition were the Jews, who were expelled from Iberia over 100 years before the Muslims!!! I feel the influence of this persecution lingers today in the strong desire for conformism and limits on free thinking and speech (although this last one would also have Mideastern influence hehe).

what is of note is that dear old colin here is one of very few to have commented on this strong underlying link.

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Comment on Kingdom of Thieves: El Cartucho, Bogota by El Cartucho, Bogota | Mad Outta Me Head http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2014/12/el-cartucho-bogota/comment-page-1/#comment-546671 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:04:33 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14638#comment-546671 […] Above is the trailer for Stanislas Guigui’s pending movie on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota. […]

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Comment on Colombia vs. Peru for Expats by Anonymous http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2012/09/colombia-peru-expats-advantages-pros-cons/comment-page-1/#comment-546559 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:42:22 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=10511#comment-546559 […] Revisemos un blog cualquiera de un gringo llamado Colin casado con una peruana que han vivido en ambos paises para ver que opina… Colombia vs. Peru for Expats […]

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Comment on Vote for the Mad Outta Me Head cover by Roosh http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2014/12/vote-mad-outta-me-head-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-544983 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:45:47 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14649#comment-544983 First one with the Colombian flag catches the eye most, and will probably look best as a small thumbnail.

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Comment on The Latin American Bathroom Orientation by Ten Reasons Why: What Will Happen If We Normalize Relations With Cuba | Ten Reasons Why http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2012/07/latin-america-bathroom-toilet-paper/comment-page-1/#comment-539138 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:21:45 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=9906#comment-539138 […] http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2012/07/latin-america-bathroom-toilet-paper/ […]

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Comment on Colombian Food: Worst of the Worst by agg http://www.expat-chronicles.com/2014/07/colombian-food-worst/comment-page-1/#comment-538914 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:46:02 +0000 http://www.expat-chronicles.com/?p=14167#comment-538914 I’m with you man…I was in Colombia last summer and the food was absolutely disgusting everywhere I went…never to return!

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