Amanda Machado writes for Quartz that she left the US for South Africa in part because of money.
I was alone in the now ominously silent Betty Boop Coffee Shop and Internet Café with Helga the Viking to answer to, mobsters waiting in the wings, and no way to pay my tab.
Corrie is a 23 year old American expat partnering with her boyfriend Alberto, a 33 year old from Peru, in their first business venture: running an ice cream shop in Cusco.
“You should know,” one of the men says. “This is happening in your country right now, too, isn’t it?”
My shifts were from 7pm to midnight. I worked every night except Sunday making $30 a week.
When I first moved into my current house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital, my roommate had recently become a godmother to four puppies.
One night at a business-class hotel here is like a fifth or a fourth of a night at a hospital; there it’s like the other way around.