Monthly Archives: September 2015

Getting a Fix in the Siete de Agosto

It was about time for me to pop my Siete de Agosto cherry. In truth I had been avoiding coming down here into the depths of the Barrios Unidos for weeks. It just freaked me out every time I had … Continue reading

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Can Bogotá’s Teatro San Jorge be Rescued?

“Que buscas joven?” The woman making the enquiry leant forward on to the damp window on my side of the taxi. Her heavy makeup was poorly applied, it was 8.30am and she looked as if she had been working all … Continue reading

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A Short List of Colombian Paradoxes

More than six million Colombians are internally displaced but the country mobilizes when 10,000+ are forced to leave the neighboring country of Venezuela. Colombia’s Attorney General Alejandro Ordóñez continues a campaign to dismiss Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro from this position … Continue reading

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Casa San Rafael or Mompos House No.3

We finally managed a holiday this year, the first in 2015, and only five pitiful days in length. For obvious reasons our priorities have changed and time needs to be carefully organized and compartmentalized! But, what can I say, we … Continue reading

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