Monthly Archives: April 2012

Should’ve Been there, Reflections on the 40th Vallenato Festival

In the background the famed Vallenato accordionist, Alfredo Gutierrez was hammering out a tune with his foot whilst held aloft on the shoulders of five of his band members. In front of me, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper was handing … Continue reading

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Clean Shaven into Ecuador

My wake-up call was a gun muzzle to the neck. Drawing up at the Ecuadorian immigration post, several kilometers on from the Peruvian exit over parched wasteland, we cut an unruly unwashed rabble of Englishmen and a couple of Irish … Continue reading

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Spearfishing in Araracuara, Caqueta, Colombia

I have been meaning to write something about the fishermen risking life and limb fishing in the Caqueta River in southern Colombia for some time. Rather than trivialize their lifestyle, I figured that an image would do these guys justice. … Continue reading

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RIP Pablo’s Hippos

An astonishing and scarcely believable tale that reads as if plucked from the dense magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has become the content of urban myth and folklore, but, here we are to put the story straight, it’s all … Continue reading

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