SUMMARY: I reply to my first hate comment discerning the difference between Latinos who take advantage of gringos and those truly in need.
SUMMARY: Introducing a new character to this blog, The Mick, who moved to Colombia in the 80s to bring cocaine to Ireland. After four years in prison, he never went back.
SUMMARY: Explaining the risks and rules of taking taxis in Colombia and Peru: Peruvian Rules, Peruvian Stories, Colombian Rules, and Colombian Stories.
SUMMARY: One day’s events that highlight why I hate La Candelaria and downtown Bogota, Colombia.
SUMMARY: A common street crime targeting tourists in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It’s a bright Saturday afternoon in December 2007. We were walking along a side street on the way back to our hotel — only a few blocks off the Ave. Julio 9. Not many people around… Read more
SUMMARY: Describing crime and the Bogota atmosphere. Features The Suit in La Candelaria, The Bogota Atmosphere, and The Bogota Mentality.
SUMMARY: My story of getting mugged my first week in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia. Other stories from the neighborhood too.
SUMMARY: Some ugly details of Peru’s human rights record.
SUMMARY: Another round of culture shocks from Arequipa, Peru, some I don’t like and some I do.