I’ve never read In Patagonia. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever picked the book up to consider reading it. … Continue reading Why Bruce Chatwin Pisses Me Off
One sunny Saturday in downtown São Paulo, Brazil, Freddy Mercury was dancing samba to “Don’t Stop Me Now”. Rather, several … Continue reading São Paulo: Brazil’s emerging Carnaval capital
I get asked all the time if Rio de Janeiro is a safe place to visit. What’s complicated is that it’s better than you think but can be worse than you imagine. Continue reading Is Rio de Janeiro safe?
Arequipa is a gorgeous gem of a city tucked into Peru’s southern Andes. The “white city”, reminiscent of southern Spain, … Continue reading Arequipa: A mosaic
Peddlers with the same mass-produced wares, painters accosting you with their portfolios (which look just like the ones you’ve seen … Continue reading 36 Hours in Cuzco
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading 36 Hours in São Paulo
Poor Montevideo, overshadowed by its boastful neighbor across the Rio de la Plata, ignored by its Brazilian neighbors to the … Continue reading 24 Hours in Montevideo