Anecdotes of interactions with the Venezuelan sojourners, immigrants and refugees living in Lima, Peru, as told by your favorite ugly American expat.
Peru is Rich AF: Tiled Floors at the Market
The latest edition illustrating the new prosperity in Peruvian economy highlights the tile floors installed at my local meat and produce market in Lima, Peru.
‘They’re Not Sending their Best’ (Venezuela)
An anecdote from the ever-growing Venezuelan diaspora in Lima, Peru and how it has evolved from the highly educated to the … not so much.
Ugly American with the Lads at the Pub in Lima
Navigating the cultural nuances and language barriers of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh at an Irish pub in Lima. Alternate Title: An Ode to our Friends from the Other Side of the Pond.
How I Would Market Ayahuasca
Explaining how I would market ayahuasca (yaje) as a purely drug-tourism business, as opposed to a quasi-religious, spiritual ceremony. Alternate Title: Free Biz Idea – TFB Vacations.
The Curious Case of Sebastian Woodroffe
Speculative analysis on the murder of Olivia Arevalo and lynching of Sebastian Woodroffe in the Ucayali region of Peru. Alternate Title: Ayahuasca is Not the Safest Game in Town.