It has always struck me how polite the average Colombian is and the extent to which they will be almost over slavishly obsequious in their servile flattery. Enter a shop, a hotel foyer or a restaurant that is staffed by … Continue reading
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Initially startled our driver tuned away smiling, now relaxed he clasped my hand with both of his as he thanked me and bade us farewell. His gratitude seemed genuine. We were in the Eje Cafetero, Colombia’s famed coffee growing region, … Continue reading
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For anyone who visits my blog, you will notice that I place quite a heavy emphasis on graffiti or street art. Inasmuch as I believe that the quality of music released during a time-frame is directly related to the political … Continue reading