Why Arequipa Peru Is A Solid Choice For Liveability

After blitzing through Chile, I headed north through vast deserts into Peru. Arequipa was my first stop. I stopped there mainly because it was recommended by many other travelers that I’ve come across, including travel bloggers who have traveled all over South America. It was also recommended by some readers of this blog as “the […]



Why I’m Beginning To Re-Think South America For Nomadic Entrepreneurs

I’ve traveled a bit through South America the past two years, but am re-considering it in light of a few general realizations. 1. Internet is too slow / unreliable for serious internet entrepreneurs. The last time I was in the USA, I went to a co-working space where the internet was 6.0 Mbps download / […]



The Incredible Power Of A Reference Point (Or, Why I Only Spent A Week In Chile)

A little while ago, I posted some quick notes on Chile, after staying there only about 7-10 days. What sometimes occurs after I publish a post like this was that a few people claimed I was making snap-judgements, and moving way too fast through countries in order to make a proper evaluation of the country. […]



The Biggest Thing I Learned In 2012 (And Why You Should Take The Plane)

As we reached the 2013 new year, I was reflecting on what I learned in 2012. I feel like I learned a lot this year– particularly a lot about myself and what I am looking for as I traveled around South America (and am now back in Colombia). When 2012 started, I was thinking it […]



Quick Notes On Chile

So, after a rather quick encounter with Ms. Argentina, I blitzed through Chile to check things out on the ground. I ended up spending the majority of my time in Santiago, with stops in Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Arica. I had heard a lot about Chile before going, especially about the growing economy, business […]



Why Fast Internet Is Worth Re-Locating For (Do The Math)

It’s really good living life down here in South America. There are lots of cities with great people and great times. I am definitely in love with a number of places like Colombia and Brazil. But I have now been through about 1/2 of the continent, as well as about 3/4 of the major cities, […]



I’m Thinking Argentina Is A Woman That’s Not My Type

When I first got to Argentina, I knew something was a little different than what I’m used to in Colombia… — First off, the inflation situation… Let me just say there’s absolutely no way I would put my money into Argentina right now. The Argentine peso is rapidly losing value (just look at the chart […]



Complaining Isn’t Bad. Action-less Complaining Is.

I really could just end the post right now because you probably already know where I’m going with this. But let me tell you about how a certain kind of complaining helped me out. I arrived to Córdoba, Argentina after an all night bus ride and was met with temperatures exceeding 100° F (38° C). […]



Argentina: First Impressions

1. Argentine men will cut in front of you, in lines and while walking down the street. 2. Some Argentinians are freaking tall. Every now and then you’ll walk by a 6’6″ man or a 6′ woman. They stick out. 3. Argentinian girls tend to be very skinny. I’m definitely not seeing any obesity problem. […]



And Now… Argentina

I think my Brazil trip earlier this year expanded my mind. You see, prior to going on that trip, I had lived in Colombia and Ecuador for the large part of 1.5 years and had fallen in love with Medellin. Then, I experienced a different world with Brazil. It was a world that re-opened my […]