An American in Lima

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An American in Lima
An American in Lima is an English-language blog about an American writer''s experiences as an expatriate in Lima, Peru. Follow along as I encounter melting glaciers, boy matadors, dancing bear-men, crazy combis and the w
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  • PeruFail, I Love You 2 months ago A website devoted solely to candid photos and videos of weird things seen in Peru. It’s a simple premise and it’s what makes Peru Fail my go-to site when I need a good laugh. The Peruvian talent for improvising solutions out of anything at hand, the proliferation of blatant product knockoffs...
  • Lucky-Colored Skivvies in Latin America and Beyond 1 month ago Justin Bieber ramps up his luck quotient with pink undies, the color favored for New Year’s in Argentina. (Photo: JustinBieberzone.com) Yesterday I wrote about how Peruvians generate luck for the new year by wearing yellow underwear at midnight. After I linked to the post on Facebook, some of my...
  • For a Lucky New Year, Put on Your Yellow Underwear 2 months ago It’s New Year’s Eve day, and for Peruvian shoppers, that means three things: buying dynamite, grapes and yellow underwear. I’ve written about New Year’s Eve traditions before, but now that I’m out of the country, I find myself strangely missing them. “Strangely” because when I was...
  • El loco y el mar 2 months ago El Fotógrafo took this photo in 1989. He was walking along the Malecon, in Miraflores, when he saw a man standing on the cliffs, waving a stick back and forth in front of the ocean, like a conductor. There were no violins or flutes or kettle drums — just the crashing of the waves on […] No...
  • First Post in Four Years 2 months ago Hi, everyone. This is my first post more than four years. I didn’t have time to blog for several reasons: (1) I was teaching full time at UPC, and (2) We had to care for my dad, who had Alzheimer’s. We moved him to Peru in March 2011 (not coincidentally, the last month I blogged). […] No...

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