Expat Life Archive

  • This is Dr. Milter Rojas García with my dog Max. If it wasn’t for Dr. Rojas and the rest of his staff at Clínica Veterinaria Rojas in Tarapoto, Peru, I […]

    The Best Vet in Tarapoto, Peru

    This is Dr. Milter Rojas García with my dog Max. If it wasn’t for Dr. Rojas and the rest of his staff at Clínica Veterinaria Rojas in Tarapoto, Peru, I […]

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  • “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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