Monthly Archives: September 2008

"Going Native"

This essay was originally published in 2006 at the now-defunct InverseOnline, a website dedicated to all things South American. Barranquilla, Colombia: “Where you from?” the driver asks in Spanish after a few minutes in the air-conditioned cab. He had picked … Continue reading

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Paris, je t’aime

My relationship with the City of Light was not love at first sight. The first time I laid eyes on the French capital was in March of 2004, when I snagged a $350 round-trip ticket from Washington to Paris for … Continue reading

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Generation Fly – For Fly Students

LUFTHANSAOriginally uploaded by Payuta Louro A few months ago, über-chic German airline Lufthansa unveiled its plucky, student-oriented travel website, Generation Fly, which offers special student (and faculty) fares out of New York and other gateways on their expansive global route … Continue reading

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"Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?"

According to the short bio in the back of his best-selling “self-help” tome, The Four-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, Tim Ferriss “speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has … Continue reading

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What I Appreciate About the USA

When I left the states for South America in 2005, I was definitely not a patriotic person. I mean, 200 years of slavery, a hundred years of legal segregation, and another forty of trigger-happy police incursions and a societal fear … Continue reading

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Ike Swipes Caribbean

Please send prayers/good energy out to the brothers and sisters in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the DR, and Cuba, who’ve been ravaged by an active hurricane season this summer. You can watch video of Hurricane Ike here. The pictures … Continue reading

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Getting Your Walking Papers

By age thirty, most everyone should have a passport. If you are over thirty and don’t have one, I won’t waste any time criticizing (triflin…). I’ll just say that there’s no better time than now to start the process, and … Continue reading

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