Apparently Colombia Won Something last night

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Apparently Colombia won something last night.

Miss Colombia pageant in Cartagena

Miss Colombia pageant in Cartagena

This is an image (shot from way at the back of the convention center) from the Miss Colombia pageant I attended all those years ago in Cartagena. You know the one: “Man with man with woman with man with woman with woman,” the infamous response by Miss Antioquia.

And after thinking long

The Pressure is on as A.A.Gill Visits Bogota

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“I feel a distinct pressure on me to choose the right restaurants,” I say as I address this newcomer to Bogotá. He smiles, “I’m not going to say that there’s none.” A.A Gill isn’t away as a collection of his chronicles suggests, he is here, in the flesh and on a visit to Bogotá and I have been given the responsibility of designing his tour to our capital city. The pressure was on to deliver as soon as I had worked out the identity of this “A.A Cheel“, as pronounced by the travel agent here in Bogotá.

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2015: The Year of the “Colombia Moment”

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All too routinely when I make mention of having experienced a “Colombia Moment” on these pages or in conversation it is related to something altogether negative in its nature. Since my term has started to take flight into the lingua franca of the expat community, perhaps it’s worth mentioning that there are favourable connotations to a “Colombia Moment” however bizarre or backwards they might seem. Perhaps we could liken a “Colombia Moment” as the personification or the acting out of a Colombianada? If you are unsure as to what a

Flojera Total!

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Last year’s blog post to start the 2014 was a lament at having sat around until March before getting stuck in to the year. Fortunately, things have started sooner this time around, perhaps due to various obligations and necessities which you would all be familiar with if you had listened to Episode 80 of Colombia Calling, “Was Gabo an Irishman?” So, this time, despite being more punctual, I offer you a blog post that is entitled Flojera Total!

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