An Interview with Christopher Kirk on Colombia Calling

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I realise that I am hamming it up a bit for those regular readers of my blog and listeners to my Colombia Calling radio show but, building on the strength of my piece and episode with Colin Post of the Expat Chronicles and his Kickstarter campaign, I feel that it is important to follow-up and give you a teaser post regarding my interview with Christopher Kirk.

This Mick’s Life: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia

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The story that will unfold in This Mick’s Life: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia, just seems all too unbelievable to be true. But in my years as a journalist I have discovered that, the more extreme and bizarre a story, the more likely it is to possess elements of truth. Perhaps I have been mixing with the wrong people! So, over hours of chats, cups of tea and recordings, the brains behind the Expat Chronicles website Colin Post is putting together this book. And Post needs your support.

Surviving the Kenya Bombing

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We’re not doing very well at the moment, humanity, I mean. Look no further than the Malaysia flight allegedly shot down over Ukraine and the ongoing conflict in Gaza which serve to highlight ongoing tensions and political ill will towards lasting and sustainable efforts for peace and political cooperation. As is their want, the mainstream press is starting to wheel out stories of people who have for some reason or another miraculously cheated death, be it failing to board the aeroplane from Holland to Malaysia or otherwise.

Kayak the Magdalena River with Awake Adventures

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It’s a dream of mine to kayak along the Magdalena River to Mompos and unfortunately due to personal injury and various commitments it’s not something that I’ll achieve this year. But, this blog is a shout out on behalf of my friends at Awake Adventures to promote their trip leaving on August 14 2014 and taking in the deliciously named towns of Tamalameque, El Banco – during the Cumbia Festival – Guamal and then my stomping ground of Mompos.