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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  • Peruvian Tourism Turns to Colonial Past and Agrarian Reform 2 months ago Peru’s Inca past is the bread-and-butter of the country’s lucrative travel and tourism industry, which registered at US7.6 billion in 2016. However, some hoteliers and tour operators are turning to an overlooked period in Peru’s history — the colonial era of the highlands, which lasted...
  • PeruFail, I Love You 2 years 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...
  • For a Lucky New Year, Put on Your Yellow Underwear 2 years 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 years 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 years 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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