Richard McColl

Colombia

Colombian safari

The Colombian Safari in Casanare

It has taken me no less than eleven years to get to Casanare and to embark upon a Colombian Safari, and while the wait was lengthy, it was an experience that was breathtaking in so many ways. I could wax on about the beauty of the Llanos, the immense skies above us at all moments, Read more about The Colombian Safari in Casanare[…]

Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?

In case you have been in a deep sleep or dead and didn’t know about it, there was a Colombian presidential election run-off on Sunday June 17 and Ivan Duque saw off the threat from Gustavo Petro. You can watch me giving an interview on this topic to TRT News Now. For a fantastic opinion Read more about Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?[…]

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Travel Terror

Travel Terror I laughed as we stepped up on a milking stool to get into the twin prop aircraft in the Bolivian Amazon. I remember saying something vaguely inappropriate to a few of my group members, of course, as the guide, I was supposed to be putting them more at ease but now, six weeks Read more about Travel Terror[…]

Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”

On May 27 Colombians will vote in the first round of presidential elections, clearing the way for two candidates to face-off in a second round in June and – should we trust the polls – the two front-runners look set to be the right-wing Ivan Duque of the Democratic Center Party and the leftist Gustavo Read more about Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”[…]

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