SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY QUEUES IN VENEZUELA? (TRANSLATION)

This article by Daniel Pardo from BBC Mundo explores the reasons behind the prevalence of queues in modern day Venezuela.  Below is my English translation.   350 metres.  That’s how long the main queue is to enter the Red Abasto Bicentenario supermarket in the Terrazas del Ávila housing development in Caracas. Added to this queue is another one of cars, twice […]

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ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, FOOD, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL, Uncategorized, VENEZUELA

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, […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

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 […]

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ECUADOR, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTH AMERICA

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 […]

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BOLIVIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL

BOLIVIAN SIMIAN SCENE

Wandering the streets of the small town of Rurrenabaque in Bolivia I spotted this scene.  I grabbed my camera to capture the juxtaposition; woman and monkey, back to back.  As the shutter clicked she sensed my presence and swiveled her head over her left shoulder.  I got the second shot and a few nice minutes […]

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