Chan and the World

Cable Channels cost breakdown (not in favor of consumers)

One of the many reasons why I absolutely deny getting the cable service is the way the service is packaged by cable companies. Europe has a a-la carte menu service that allows subscribers to sign up only for channels that you are interested in. I feel this is a much better strategy for Cable operators given their slow death at the hands of the rising alternative mediums like on-demand programming, Netflix and Youtube and other content sources. But the cable companies are vehemently opposed to this for obvious reasons. In this chart you see ESPN charges $5.54 per month per…

Lima, 2013

The capital city Lima felt like a typical developing Global city. Lima was founded by the Spanish conquistador by Francisco Pizzaro. I really enjoyed the city especially the Miraflores area. 1. View of Plaza de armas, main square in Downtown Lima 2. The guy at the City hall gave us a free private tour of the City hall where we saw Lima’s first woman mayor Susana Villaran. Here is where the Mayor conducts her daily political business. Francisco Pizzaro’s picture hanging above the Mayor chair where I am sitting. 3. Miraflores Miraflores is a suburb or barrio of Lima the…

Peru 2013

Ahh Peru! The Land of the Incas, largest state in Pre-Colombian South America and the power base of the Spanish empire. Peru was my 4th adventure in the Latin American continent. Previously I have traveled to Brazil (2004), Chile (2005) and Argentina (2007). As some of my readers know South America is my favorite continent in the world. The culture, food, weather, music, people make it an amazing place to visit. I planned a two week trip to Peru. Although I wished I spent another week there exploring Arequipa and Manaus, the Amazonian province. Like most travelers Cusco and Machu…

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