Saturday morning coffee with Mr. Living in Peru

Saturday morning coffee with Mr. Living in Peru

Carsten Korch

Greetings from Bogota!

Greetings from Bogota, Colombia where I’m lucky to visit the FILBO – The International Book Fair of Bogota.

This book fair opened April 19 and ends next Monday on May 1. On average, more than 50,000 people visit the fair every day during its annual run, many of whom are school children. I’m amazed by how many kids come here every day to learn about literature, board games, comics, theater, etc.

Check out Mr. Living in Peru’s 2015 trip to Bogota

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Hola who?

Last Saturday, the Chilean YouTuber HolaSoyGerman, who has over 27 million YouTube fans and 16 million fans on Facebook, ensured that all 80,000 tickets to the FILBO were sold out in no time. His appearance led to a commercial catastrophe in the afternoon, as most attendees left after his appearance, meaning exhibitors acquired zero sales that day; a day that otherwise could have resulted in a 200-300% increase in sales as compared to weekdays. I guess the organizers learned a lot from that experience.

Who is HolaSoyGerman? A young guy talking nonsense on YouTube, but making a pretty good living out of it. You can meet him here.

Expat & entrepreneur

wicks

Ever heard of Brewpub Wicks in Barranco? If not then you probably haven’t met the chef and owner, James Orlowski, either. A New Zealand native, Orlowski has become something of an entrepreneur since moving to Peru. And now you have the chance to get familiar in this article. Later you can visit him in his pub where he serves up some famous “fish & chips”.

TedTalk

I often wonder how my uncle Otto, who’ll turn 88 next week keeps going strong. One of the tricks is that he goes swimming for an hour every morning. He also reads a lot (that’s what happens when you have two PHDs), teaches online classes from his home every Saturday to students all over Denmark, and lives close to his family.

How does longevity work? Dan Buettner has traveled around the world to learn some of the secrets on how to stay fit and active after you’ve turned 100. You’ll be surprised what you learn. I know that I need to make a couple of changes, not necessarily to reach 100 or more years, but more so to be as fit as possible till it is time to leave this place. Watch the video here.

Joke of the Week

An elderly couple are in church. The wife leans over and whispers to her husband, “I just let out a long, silent fart. What should I do?” The husband replies, “First off, replace the batteries in your hearing aid!”

This is all from me this week. If you haven’t had the chance to visit Bogota, Colombia, you should consider it. It’s a great place for business, entertainment and culture, and very affordable.

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