Category Archives: South America

A Venezuelan VIP: Very Important Petroleum

No more than five minutes after checking into my hotel in Caracas, Venezuela did I encounter this (hopefully) fanciful playground.  To give the designers’ – was one of them Señor Biv? – some credit, the most realistic aspect of it … Continue reading

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Caracas, Venezuela’s Torre de David

My timing is not good these days.  Ah, that’s a half-truth. Whereas the dollar went far on my recent visit to Caracas, Venezuela, the one building I wanted to visit, the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, was already been cleared of its … Continue reading

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Changing Money in Caracas, Venezuela

My titles used to be more unique…give it time.  Then again, who’s going to do a search for “changing lettuce in Caracas, Venezuela?” Since speaking directly about US dollars in that country can be taboo, they have been nicknamed lechuga … Continue reading

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This is What Happened When I Recovered Deleted Photos

Beware, for what you are about to see is completely un”re”edited for content. …which is to say, in September 2009 during a visit to Bogotá, Colombia, I accidentally deleted the photos from the memory card of my camera.  As soon as I … Continue reading

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Limeño, Cuzqueño, Jameando, Vacilando: A Few Peruvian Bites (and one Sip)

¿Ñew to Perú?  Aspiring to dive right into the local offerings of neon sodas and alliterative grains?  I’d like to introduce to readers a sampling of what’s available in Peru, not limited to but chiefly in the cities of Lima … Continue reading

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