In pictures: a Chilean food market

“Tres por luca, solo mil pesos!” the vendor yelled, beckoning us to her stall where we could purchase some tempting fresh fruit on a hot summer day. Three views of La Vega, Santiago de Chile’s main food market. This place is usually packed during the day, with sellers loudly offering their produce and shoppers keenly…

The one where I almost got run over on the pavement

Back home I never took taxis. I come from a culture of public transport and the subway covers the whole city. The buses are clean(ish), generally punctual, and they always stop at traffic lights. This means that I’m a terrible driver and I have never owned a car, but it is ok because I never…

In pictures: Barranco, Lima

Three scenes quickly snapped during a summer afternoon stroll in Barranco, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Lima.

Some thoughts on expat dating

  Instead of “single” as a marital status, they should have “independently owned and operated”  Being single has its ups and downs. I like being my own woman but after a very long spell of cheerful singlehood I’ve decided to go and find myself a special someone now that summer is quickly approaching the southern…