Tag Archives: lima

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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Bullfighting: Art, Culture, Drama, Death

Posted on 12. Dec, 2015 by .

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The case for why Spanish-style bullfighting is art, culture, drama, death and all that. Extracts from Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.”

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The ‘Terrorist’ vs. ‘Activist’ Debate in Peru

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.

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My First Time Shouting at a Peruvian Child

Posted on 17. Oct, 2015 by .

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A brief recap of my first time shouting at a Peruvian child for his inexcusable misbehavior.

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Open Letter to the Guy I Slapped Yesterday

Posted on 05. Oct, 2015 by .

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An open letter to the guy I slapped yesterday explaining why I slapped him.

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Be a Mindful Expat

Posted on 02. May, 2015 by .

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SUMMARY: My rant on an uninformed critique of one of my books, an admission of my own ignorance in the past, and a book list to help prospective expats be mindful.

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Former Smuggler on the Peru Two

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by .

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A look at the ‘Peru Two’, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who were caught smuggling cocaine from Peru. With analysis of the industry from a former smuggler.

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