Richard McColl

Colombia

The Avenida Caracas

A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto

Car workshop cat in the Siete de Agosto The yellow zapatico taxi cut me off turning right on the Carrera 11 in Chapinero. No indicator right – sin la luz naranja de su direccional prendida – he was furious with me for taking the corner slowly. I flicked him the bird, as rebellious as one gets Read more about A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto[…]

Latin Podcast Awards

Colombia Calling nominated for Latin Podcast Awards 2018

I am humbled, honoured and thrilled to share with you all that the Colombia Calling podcast has been nominated in several categories in the 2018 Latin Podcast Awards.   We were asked to submit a recent episode upon which to be judged and I decided upon: Ep221, The Mompós Project, Chapter 1. Of course, there Read more about Colombia Calling nominated for Latin Podcast Awards 2018[…]

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?[…]

jungle

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[…]

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