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by furryburrito
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bittersweet insight into Peruvian culture
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Bittersweet insight into Peruvian culture

I was both floored and inspired by the resilience of the characters featured in this film. And while yes, the 90's were a difficult time, Peru breeds a culture of survival whether in good times or bad. I don't doubt most hard-working folks can and will reinvent themselves in the face of an economic ...
by furryburrito
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Learning to love lima
Replies: 34
Views: 4019

Re: Learning to love lima

Why has no one mentioned the bidet? Are you an expat living in an older home? Let's talk bidets. Why there isn't a dedicated thread for this subject is perplexing to me. Perhaps it's the single-most coveted plumbing fixture that should be a staple of every American home but isn't. Maybe Peruvians ju...
by furryburrito
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bittersweet insight into Peruvian culture
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Bittersweet insight into Peruvian culture

I'm surprised no one has referenced this gem of a Dutch TV documentary about Peruvian culture from the perspective of a taxi driver in Lima. Filmed in 1994, the essence is timeless. You can watch the full version of Heddy Honnigman's film, Metal and Melancholy (Metal y Melancolia) here on Youtube: h...

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