Monthly Archives: December 2012

Could Antioquia become Colombia’s Quebec?

It’s impossible of course, but, the department of Antioquia seems so self-absorbed that it could foreseeably become Colombia’s version of Quebec. As the fight continues to the north in Canada all about a possible separation of Quebec from the rest … Continue reading

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Advice on Visiting Colombia

Visiting Colombia, land of hummingbirds, fabulous beaches, tropical fruit, beautiful women, coffee, emeralds and other products so beloved of guidebook blurbs and national tourism bureaus can be a daunting prospect and lead to an investigation rife with misinformation. Colombia, the … Continue reading

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“You’re Foreign, You don’t Know the Country”

“You don’t understand Colombia”, “You don’t know how we do things”, “You’re Foreign”, “You cannot have an opinion”, “this is how we do things in Colombia”…asi es! My verbal adversary, seeing and feeling no other way to close the argument, … Continue reading

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15 Hours of Danger Driving in Colombia

How many people can claim to have driven 15 and a half hours straight – on Colombian roads of terror – have killed a chicken and arrived at their destination in one piece and sound of mind? I for one … Continue reading

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