Monthly Archives: February 2013

Beautiful Bogota or How I Came to Love the Smog

Something has to give in beautiful Bogota. The smog in this city now borders on the ludicrously dangerous. I have not looked for statistics on cases of juvenile asthma or other respiratory conditions, I’ll leave that to the experts in … Continue reading

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Punk Rock City Bogota

If ever there was a city more suited to being “punk rock” then it would be Bogota. Normally garlanded with praise as being the “Athens of South America” or “2600m closer to the stars”, take a step back and really … Continue reading

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Religion in Colombia, Weighing in and Respecting the Syncretism

Let me set the record straight from the start, I am not critical of any religion, I can appreciate religious syncretism, I can respect Catholicism, Evangelism, Buddhism, Islam, Paganism – to name just a few – and whatever the beliefs … Continue reading

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Kidnapping in Colombia: Out to Ruin Business

By kidnapping five foreign nationals the ELN is out to ruin business in Colombia. Two German pensioners traveling the world in their 4×4 have been held in captivity, kidnapped by the ELN guerrilla group, since November 2012. One Canadian and … Continue reading

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