Richard McColl

Colombia

The tales of a well-versed bum

The tales of a well-versed bum. “So, is there anywhere that you would prefer not to revisit?” No one had ever asked me this directly. How does one reply without invoking more curiosity when all you want is to skip the billing and hope that another party guest will open dialogue about a “simply wonderful Read more about The tales of a well-versed bum[…]

Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head

I lay there, individually unable to move but shuddering violently and uncontrollably from the fever. The light flickered above my head once again and with resentment I acknowledged the beginning of another day. The Doctor had jammed the needle into my arm five minutes earlier today plunging whatever it was into my arm that was Read more about Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head[…]

Bogotá through the 5 Senses, the non guide to Bogotá

Why did we write “Bogotá through the 5 Senses” a bilingual walking guide to our capital city? Or, “the non guide to Bogotá.” I’ve said it before, but there may well be a renaissance underway in Colombia. Call it what you will, against the backdrop of signed-off peace with the FARC and continuing negotiations with Read more about Bogotá through the 5 Senses, the non guide to Bogotá[…]

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