Expat Life Archive

  • “Tomorrowland” — scrawled on one of those concrete seating areas near the top of the steps leading up from La Banda to Tarapoto. So which is it? The land of […]

    Tarapoto Is Tomorrowland: Discuss

    “Tomorrowland” — scrawled on one of those concrete seating areas near the top of the steps leading up from La Banda to Tarapoto. So which is it? The land of […]

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  • On the first Sunday of June, I was invited to attend the first “Spanish Sunday” at Doña Zully, a restaurant located on the second block of Jr. San Pablo de […]

    Spanish Sundays at Doña Zully

    On the first Sunday of June, I was invited to attend the first “Spanish Sunday” at Doña Zully, a restaurant located on the second block of Jr. San Pablo de […]

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  • Update July 2015: due to the fact that most nights are now expat nights at Huascar Bar, we’ve since abandoned the official Monday thing. So just come along whenever and […]

    Expat Nights at the Huascar Bar

    Update July 2015: due to the fact that most nights are now expat nights at Huascar Bar, we’ve since abandoned the official Monday thing. So just come along whenever and […]

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  • A couple of weeks ago, a guy came to our bar offering to sell my wife a puppy. She declined his offer because we already have a six-month-old labrador and […]

    Does Anyone Want a Puppy?

    A couple of weeks ago, a guy came to our bar offering to sell my wife a puppy. She declined his offer because we already have a six-month-old labrador and […]

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  • During one of my recent dog walking sessions, I came across a lady by the name of Sra. Gladys Ylich. She lives in my neighborhood, but I’d never talked to […]

    Helping the Abandoned Dogs of Tarapoto

    During one of my recent dog walking sessions, I came across a lady by the name of Sra. Gladys Ylich. She lives in my neighborhood, but I’d never talked to […]

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  • This little blog has been sadly static since December 2012 due to various character flaws such as laziness and greed. I should be ashamed. Anyway, I’m not, so here’s a […]

    Tarapoto Calling

    This little blog has been sadly static since December 2012 due to various character flaws such as laziness and greed. I should be ashamed. Anyway, I’m not, so here’s a […]

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  • According to a slightly stupid interpretation of the Mayan calendar, tomorrow is the end of the world. You’ve probably heard. A few people here in Tarapoto seem genuinely concerned about […]

    A Quick Note About the End of the World

    According to a slightly stupid interpretation of the Mayan calendar, tomorrow is the end of the world. You’ve probably heard. A few people here in Tarapoto seem genuinely concerned about […]

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  • Yep, back in Peru after almost three months in the UK. It was the first time I’d been home for four and a half years, so I pretty much ditched […]

    Back in Tarapoto

    Yep, back in Peru after almost three months in the UK. It was the first time I’d been home for four and a half years, so I pretty much ditched […]

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  • It’s been a hot, hot day here in Tarapoto. Two blocks down from the main square, things just got a lot hotter… Black smoke billowing up from a city center […]

    Fire in Tarapoto

    It’s been a hot, hot day here in Tarapoto. Two blocks down from the main square, things just got a lot hotter… Black smoke billowing up from a city center […]

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  • Bats are noisy little bastards. Fact. A few weeks ago, a bat took up residence above my ceiling. To be precise, in a little nook right above the head of […]

    Man vs. Bat

    Bats are noisy little bastards. Fact. A few weeks ago, a bat took up residence above my ceiling. To be precise, in a little nook right above the head of […]

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