–Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations debuts the new Summer season with an episode of Chile. He stays at the Cliffs Preserve Patagonia, one of my favorite hotels in the world, which I reviewed in 2008 for Luxury Latin America.
-Travel & Leisure magazine releases its annual Hotlist. Only two South American hotels, Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt(#11) and Alvear Palace Hotel (#98) both in Buenos Aires, make it into the Top 100 (WTF?!). Buenos Aires is also listed as the 4th ranked city overall. Among Latin American resorts, Blancaneaux lodge in Belize made the top spot, followed by the Four Seasons in Carmelo, Uruguay, and Chile’s Explora Patagonia.
-David Grann, who wrote Lost City of Z (reviewed by me here) and appeared on the Colbert Report will be reading at the Restless Legs Reading Series on July 22 at Lolita at 7pm in New York’s Lower East Side. He’ll be reading and answering questions alongside David Farley, author of the just released An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town, a book that chronicles Farley’s search for the foreskin of Jesus in Italy. Farley is a friend and I have yet to read the book, but it has been getting amazing reviews and if you are looking for one last summer reading title this is probably a safe bet.
-I missed this when it came out, but Simon Romero at the NYTimes wrote a great piece on the jews of Iquitos, Peru.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.