A look at the inferior restaurant service in Peru and greater Latin America, with anecdotes from the cities where I’ve lived: Lima, Bogota and Arequipa.
An expat’s list of the top 10 things to do in Bogota including Monserrate, Salt Cathedral, Chapinero, Botero Museum, Zona Rosa, La Candelaria, Usaquen and more.
Journalist and hotelier Richard McColl tells the story of his neighbors from hell which illustrates how the friendliness in Latin America is only skin deep.
Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.
Christopher Kavanagh, aka “The Mick” and subject of “Mad Outta Me Head,” will do a Reddit AMA interview on Friday. For those with questions after reading the book.
Highlights from a recent article by Richard McColl about Christopher Kavanagh, AKA “The Mick,” the subject of Mad Outta Me Head.
Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.
An excerpt from Mad Outta Me Head on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota, which was a un-policed neighborhood of drugs and addiction.
Acknowledging the patrons of the work-in-progress, This Mick’s Life, a biography of Irish drug mule, Christopher Kavanagh.
A short story of an American who was drugged with scopolamine and robbed.
Alternate Title: Announcing Expat Chronicles Radio
Announcing my recent interview with Richard McColl on Colombia Calling Radio. Also announcing Expat Chronicles Radio … someday.
Spider, a fellow inmate at La Picota prison in Bogota, kills another inmate. As told by Kendall in Smuggler’s Diary: Cocaine Karma.
An excerpt from Smuggler’s Diary: Cocaine Karma, in which Kendall finds himself in a tight situation with Colombia’s intelligence agency, DAS, after escaping prison.
All about the culture of cycling in Bogota. Bikes, ciclorutas, ciclovia, and over 80 pictures of the city’s main bike path.