Vaya Viaje, Gringo!
(Editor’s Note: Last week’s cover story, “A Gringo Reports from Chile,” got a mixed reaction. A few of the online comments follow.)
I enjoyed very much the article. Next time you must travel to the South of Chile, is amazing ... and,
Great article. It has the gonzo energy and iconoclasm of Hunter S. Thompson ...,
What crap. This guy shouldn’t mix valium and booze. I am an American
ex-pat living in Las Condes and working in Providencia. I take the same road
to and from the airport several times a week, and have never seen anyone taking
a dump in public or encountered any anti-gringo behavior or messages from the
Chilians. The only ones I hear bashing Americans are other liberal wannabe whiners
from the North, who come down here to play at revolution. Nobody actually listens
to them ... and,
If gonzo journalism is now defined by flying outside the territory of the US,
crashing on your friend’s couch, eating at overpriced restaurants and
visiting only one of the more than forty vineyards, then thankfully the icon
of this genre has been blasted from a canon and spared from reading Mr. Winters’
dull and sophomoric travelogue.
–Claudio Infante Fernandez
I don’t get the post from the “ex-pat living in Las Condes”.
He/she mentions Americans going to Chile and “playing at revolution”,
but how is that relevant? I read the article twice just to make sure and there
isn’t any mention of revolution. Did you even read the article, ex-pat?
Sounds like “whiney” conservative “crap” to me. Oh,
and Claudio, the canon that Hunter S. Thompson was shot from was actually a
cannon. Are you not aware of the difference, or was that a weak attempt at a