Counterfeit Currency – Not Just in the Movies

I had a run-in with counterfeit currency today. Every time I have paid for something in Peru, I have had my offered banknotes scrutinized: held up to the light and bent in several ways before they have been accepted. Now I know why. People will tell you how dangerous Lima is, including people you converse … Continue reading Counterfeit Currency – Not Just in the Movies

How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens

After 2 wonderful days in Athens, I was due to head to Milos for some r&r on a Greek island with white-painted buildings, donkeys and shady bougainvillea shaded cafes. Not wanting to take my large backpack with me, I asked my airbnb host whether I could leave it a his house (after I had decanted … Continue reading How to get your backpack held for ransom in Athens