Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pender Island: A Personal Journey

The Apple Tree on Newport Ave The neon sign is switched off but even without its garish blue and red illumination reads OPEN out to sea. To me it’s backwards. Today it’s redundant as all of the café’s patrons have … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Magdalena River, Colombia’s Fluvial Route 66

Gushing, unstoppable and intrinsically linked to the creation of this country, the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s most famous river essentially divides the country in half and makes for a varied itinerary along a course cut through its Andean spine. I guess … Continue reading

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Colombia es la Gente

Coffee in place, good Colombian coffee, tipo exportacion, on my desk, I settle down to write a journal entry. Hopefully there’ll be no interruptions here in Mompós. And why should there be in this sleepy town that has captivated my … Continue reading

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Know Your Hostelier: the Fair Trade well-read Traveller

The legitimate bum, a wayward soul who believes he is a beat poet on a higher plain will have an arsenal of tales to regale the crowd. And it is this traveller that strikes it out alone, often with a … Continue reading

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