Richard McColl

Colombia

The Gentrification of Bogotá’s Calle 65

It has been a long time in coming, but, finally I decided to write about the cross-section of Bogotá life and the evolution of the Colombian capital as seen on Calle 65 between Carreras 2 and 7 in the desirable area of Chapinero Alto. It’s one of those inevitable things, the gentrification of a barrio Read more about The Gentrification of Bogotá’s Calle 65[…]

Podcasting 101, Show Notes

I receive quite a few emails weekly about people with questions about Colombia, obviously this is something positive since my podcast is about this complex South American nation, but at the same time, I also receive missives from listeners and curious parties asking after my training and how they themselves could successfully start-up and get Read more about Podcasting 101, Show Notes[…]

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[…]

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