Tag Archives: language

Why You Should Not Work Abroad

Posted on 10. May, 2014 by .


Reasons Not to Work Abroad – a point-by-point response to Mark Manson’s article, “Why Young Americans Should Work Overseas.”

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Nightmare in Peru: When Indians Attack!

Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by .


Summary and analysis of the Nightmare in Peru story, in which three American citizens were robbed and assaulted near Cusco, Peru.

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Los Hermanos Angelito in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .


Two brothers live fast and die young in the Colombian underworld.

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When Speaking Spanish Doesn’t Serve

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Why some gringos may be better off picking up Latinas WITHOUT Spanish.

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Fired Because of this Blog

Posted on 23. Jun, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: I was fired from my English institute when the director found this blog.

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We’re Not All Americans, You Dumb Asses

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: I put the smack down on idiots who want to hijack the word, American.

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English Language Industry in Latin America

Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: An overview of the English language industry including my experience with a failed business venture.

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Paisas vs. Rolos, Medellin vs. Bogota

Posted on 05. Feb, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: My observations on the differences between paisas and rolos, paisa women, and paisa culture in general.

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Latinos’ Awful Writing Skills

Posted on 14. Aug, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: I explain how and why Latinos’ writing skills are horrible, concluding with what I believe is the root cause.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina = Italy Meets South America

Posted on 08. Jun, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: Description and pictures from my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, including European City, Argentine Women, BA’s Nocturnal Culture, Food: BA for Carnivores, Language: Argentine Spanish, Tango!, and Conclusion: Buenos Aires Doesn’t Suck.

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Cholos, Cholas, Cholo Power, and Cholita Brown

Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by .


SUMMARY: I discuss the meaning of the word ‘cholo’ with examples and antecdotes.

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Basketball, Language, and Civil Unrest in Peru

Posted on 15. Jun, 2008 by .


SUMMARY: My new basketball team, improving Spanish, and the protest / civil unrest dimension of Arequipa, Peru.

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