Tag Archives: lima

Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .

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Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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Trump Train in Peru

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .

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Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.

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The Power of Public Shame in Latin America

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by .

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An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Worthless Diapers

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by .

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Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.

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Tripping on San Pedro in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by .

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Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.

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Fiesta Brava: The Butcher’s Dance

Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by .

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A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.

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Lima Shantytown Tour in Villa El Salvador

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by .

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Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.

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Buying Weed in Comas, Lima

Posted on 07. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of a small adventure I had visiting a friend and burning one up in Comas, one of Lima’s poorest neighborhoods.

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .

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How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.

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Nobody Pays the Last Month’s Rent

Posted on 03. Jun, 2016 by .

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The story of my first legal action in Latin America, a claim to recover the security deposit for an apartment in Lima, Peru.

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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