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Latin America Taboo Travel

Don’t cry for me, Cartagena: Jewish James Bond

This won’t be your ordinary Cartagena travel blog. Yes, I did the ordinary Cartagena travel blog things. Wandered the streets of Old Cartagena. They mostly involved cannons. Lots of thick, old, walls. Colonial buildings and museums wherein I learned that from its New World headquarters in Cartagena, Colombia – the Spanish Inquisition stretched as far Read More

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Travel Drugs

Stimulating Chaw: Coca, Khat, Betel

I’ll start with the obvious omission: tobacco. Of all the world’s leaves that one can chew for stimulating effect, this one is the most aggrandized. Even if no tobacco grows in our country, we’ve still likely seen some Hollywood images of someone vile spitting the juice from tobacco chewing. Usually in the Wild West. Usually Read More

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Asia USAmerica Latin America Taboo Travel Cannabis Drugs Cocaine

Buying Drugs in Iconic Places

I do not often, as a rule, find myself buying drugs on the street. Nor do I make exceptions for parks. I frown on other people buying drugs on the street, in almost all situations. This is because I have had realistic and horrid encounters with drugs of unknown origins. If I didn’t make it Read More