Explaining my reasons for moving the family from Lima to St. Louis, Missouri and the implications of repatriation.
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 overview with links for country-specific ETFs (exchange-traded funds) for expats looking for a relatively low-risk way to invest money in their new countries.
Jake from Nomadic Hustle gives us an overview on the nootropic, modafinil, and how independent professionals use this smart drug to boost their production at work.
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.
A history of the ten years since launching Expat Chronicles. Ups, downs, good, bad, ugly and a chart showing the monthly traffic data.
Explaining the reasons why I sold Peru Reports, the English-language news service I founded which reported on politics, economics and more from Peru.
An update of three sex tourism operators in Latin America: David Strecker (Cuba Dave), Jay Harry Drivas (Colombia Jake) and Noah Goldberg (Medellin Paisa).
The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.
Explaining an old maxim from The Mick, “you have to play with them,” about embracing ambiguity and going with the flow. Very important in Latin America.
A look at unbelievably shoddy quality in a simple clothes rack which caused grave injury to my maidservant which required 10 stitches.
Frito-Lay has introduced its fourth and fifth varieties of Doritos corn chips. Part of a series examining how “emerging” Peru’s economy is.
Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?
A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”