Monthly Archives: April 2013

Old School Bogota: An Ode to the Venerable Traditional Cafe

Almost as far as the eye can see – grey skies permitting – Salmona-inspired brick apartment blocks are shooting up all over Bogota leaving precious little breathing space in barrios such as Cedritos, Chapinero and beyond. Hit the city at … Continue reading

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Romantic Vallenato Music: Colombia’s Worst Creation?

Subjected in my rural office, to two nearby riverside kiosks intent upon drowning out one another and inflicting the rest of us to raucous, skull splitting and above all tedious strains of romantic vallenato music at all hours of the … Continue reading

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Alvaro Uribe: the Complex Role of a Former President

Alvaro Uribe needs to settle down comfortably into his velvety sitting room slippers, dedicate his time to critiquing leather-bound copies of political discourse, walking his dogs on the finca(s) and lending his valid opinion to the center pages of illustrious … Continue reading

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Reminded of London

I spotted this act of vandalism the other day and it took me right back to circa 1996 and reminded me of life in London. Sometimes there is graffiti and humour so crass and unimaginative that it positively cries out … Continue reading

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