The 7 Most Interesting Markets In Lima, Peru

And now for something slightly different. 

I don't usually write about things that are easy to find on TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet.

One, because I'll never beat them in Google, and two, because the kind of information asked on those sites is generally easy to find in 100s of other places on the Internet.

But when I Googled "best/interesting markets in Lima" today, what popped up was, frankly, wrong...

What Are Bricheras? (And Other Things You Should Know About Dating In Lima)


I will likely be heading down to Peru again in February or March.

As some of you may recall, this wasn’t my original plan.

In 2018, the idea was to choose a place to settle and stop this nomadic shit.

But, alas, I was playing with a bit of business while I was in Lima...

The 5 Safest Capital Cities In Latin America

No one is ever going to entirely agree on a "safest cities" list.

First of all, it's hard to get a read on these things. Official crime statistics simply can't be trusted in Latin America. I raise my eyebrows in amusement when journalists claim that Mexico City has a lower murder rate than cities like Washington D.C or Boston, erroneously assuming that Mexican law enforcement agencies report murder rates with the same accuracy as American law enforcement agencies. Also, many people in Central and South America don't bother to report crimes such as robbery (or, in some cases, even murder) because they either don't trust law enforcement, or they know that law enforcement is so inefficient that the perpetrators are unlikely to ever be caught anyway.

Second, personal experience tends to color perception.

How To Rent An Apartment In Bogota, Colombia

Hola mi gente!

This post is for those of you that are looking to spend some time in the Colombian capital.

One of the most frustrating things about heading to a new country for a short or long term stay is finding an ideal place to live; the rush and excitement of arriving in a new place is quickly moderated by the reality of needing to hustle to find an apartment, unless of course you're comfortable paying for an overpriced Airbnb or living in a hotel for months on end.

I'm here to help make the process a bit easier.

60 Good Movies About Mexico, Central and South America

Latin America has pumped out some great films.

Unfortunately, because of the region's less-than-impressive movie making past, many of these masterpieces have gone unnoticed. Historically, Argentina has been the leader in Latin filmmaking, followed closely by Brazil and Mexico, but recently other countries have been producing some phenomenal cinema, suggesting a promising future for the industry in the Latin America.

Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I'm always impressed at how a good film...

50 Good Books About Mexico, Central and South America

What originally drove me to live in Latin America wasn't the sex, sun and salsa. Rather, it was a fascination with the politics, culture and society in this part of the world.

My interest started in university with a socioeconomics course. Insufferable Marxist indoctrination aside, it was an engaging class and responsible for igniting my enthusiasm for Latin America. I probably never would have bothered to take the jump to live in LATAM if I hadn't taken the class.

Credit where credit's due.

The Top 5 Latin American Countries To Start A Small Business

Hey there!

As you can probably tell, I've been on a "business in Latin America" kick lately.

Today I'll be talking about what I deem the most suitable countries for anyone looking to start a business south of the border.

But before I get into all that, a few comments about how I determined the rankings:

Part 5 - E-Commerce In Latin America: How To Make Sales

Hello again!

Welcome to Part 5 of my e-commerce in Latin America series. Parts 1-4 covered how to get your store up and running, how to market your store and whether you should use dropshipping or private label goods.

But none of that means shit unless people are buying your stuff.

The good news is that, if you've followed parts 1-4 of the series, you should know whether you have a viable product for your market.

The bad news is that, when it comes to online shopping, it's much more difficult to bridge the gap between interest and the sale in this part of the world.

Allow me to explain.