SUMMARY: I spend Christmas in St. Louis after almost a year in Arequipa, Peru. Subsections of my reflections include: American Food, Wal-Mart, The Porn Star, Christmas in America, A Doomed Friendship, American Opulence & Materialism.
SUMMARY: I knock a Peruvian dude out, then make out with an old barfly.
SUMMARY: Discussing the domestic servant industry in Arequipa, Peru.
SUMMARY: I climb El Misti, the 5800 m (19,100 ft) volcano and highest point in Arequipa, Peru.With a sprained ankle!
SUMMARY: I get a good dose of hazing in Peru courtesy of my basketball teammates, which is described in humiliating detail.
SUMMARY: I describe my trip to Colca Canyon with pictures at the end.
SUMMARY: Some ugly details of Peru’s human rights record.
SUMMARY: How I lost 35 lbs in 3 months since moving to Peru.
SUMMARY: My first earthquake in Arequipa.
SUMMARY: My new basketball team, improving Spanish, and the protest / civil unrest dimension of Arequipa, Peru.
SUMMARY: Thoughts about economics and starting a business down here.
SUMMARY: Another round of miscellaneous oddities to a gringo in Peru.