VALPARAISO – PUERTO DE MI AMOR

Below is a selection of photos taken from the time that I spent living in Valparaiso, Chile in 2010.  Valparaiso is one of the most beautiful, most colourful and most unique cities of South America, Latin America, the world!  All of the photos were originally published on a daily photo blog that I maintained for... Continue Reading →

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LATIN AMERICA CLASSICS

Amidst thousands and thousands of photos that I have taken between Patagonia in the South and Chihuahua in the north, from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean sea, there are certain shots that stand out to me - my favourites.  There can be no doubting that the region is extremely photogenic.  There... Continue Reading →

LETTER FROM A PORTEÑA (TRANSLATION)

Chile is having a very difficult month.  At the start of the month there was the large earthquake affecting the north of the country and now the beautiful port city of Valparaiso, Chile's bohemian cultural heart, is battling a fire that has left a death toll of 12, an estimated 2,500 destroyed homes and 11,000... Continue Reading →

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: L-Z

Here's the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide - this time L-Z.  It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty.  I've enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading.  Lechón: It's hard to beat roast pork,... Continue Reading →

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: A-K

Wake up each day and there is that need to put something in your stomach.  In three years travelling/living in the Americas I filled up on all of the below and much, much more.  I probably ate on the streets too much and am sure that I picked up a range of unwanted gut flora.... Continue Reading →

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets... Continue Reading →

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