South America Living

Don’t Be A Borracho


Getting super drunk is just so NOT the thing to do in South America. Sure, people party til 6am midweek, but they do it nursing one Fernet & Coke, Mojito, Pisco Sour or Caipirinha for the entire night. You won’t see people wrapped around lamp posts. No one is puking in the street or getting into bar brawls. This kind of cringe-worthy behavior is reserved for American college students, the Irish, and the Australians. But it’s looked down upon here. Trust me on this. South Americans will almost always maintain a dignified composure when they dabble in drinking. So avoid being the drunkest one at the party, because people will remember and you’ll be known as El Borracho for the rest of your days.


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