Guest Post from an Expat 2

Part of the fun of becoming an active blogger is that you have the chance to “meet” other bloggers out there. The blogging community is pretty great and I’ve really enjoyed reading stories from others out in the world. And I’ve been quite amazed and surprised by how many people […]

Casinos in Latin America 2

Both nights he did exactly the same thing — bought in for $500 (pretty high for this particular game, most people bought in for $200-300). He then quickly made a series of higher and higher bluff bets shortly after sitting down and usually lost the hands. Both nights he lost his $500 inside of one hour. That’s the kind of guy you want at your table. I usually refer to that type of player as “an ATM.” Mmmmmmmmm. Tasty.

South American Coffee, Cigars, Money and More 3

Generally, I’ve been pretty depressed by the state of coffee in South America. It is strange to me that there are excellent coffee growing regions all around – Brazil and Columbia in particular – but they still serve crap, instant coffee in so many places. When I took a coffee plantation tour in Panama, the tour guide referred to the low quality coffee beans drying on the ground (with stems, leaves and so on mixed in with them) as “Nescafe beans.”