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 →

CUPOLAS OF CUENCA

The short story 'Highland Hallucinations' that I published on this site started in the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador.  I suggested that the church dominated skyline could hold its own against Saint Petersburg in Russia.  This photograph is my supporting evidence.

HIGHLAND HALLUCINATIONS: A HUMBLE TEA IN ECUADOR

The following short story recounts an experience with the hallucinogenic flower commonly known as Angel's trumpet and sometimes Devil's trumpet.  Whether the flowers ingested were actually Brugmansia or Datura I am unsure.  The flowers are common throughout much of the Americas.  While I don't regret the experience it is not one that I would recommend and perhaps... 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 →

POSTCARD FROM QUITO

Latin America boasts innumerable beautiful colonial cities.  Cartagena is spectacular.  Panama City has a dilapidated charm.  Havana is a grand old dame.  The list goes on. The historic core of Quito, Ecudaor's high altitude capital, is as beautiful as any. Plazas -grand and quaint.  Ornate churches.  Striking monuments.  Winding steep cobbled streets.  They are all... Continue Reading →

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