The Avenida Caracas

A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto

Car workshop cat in the Siete de Agosto The yellow zapatico taxi cut me off turning right on the Carrera 11 in Chapinero. No indicator right – sin la luz naranja de su direccional prendida – he was furious with me for taking the corner slowly. I flicked him the bird, as rebellious as one gets Read more about A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto[…]

Colombian safari

The Colombian Safari in Casanare

It has taken me no less than eleven years to get to Casanare and to embark upon a Colombian Safari, and while the wait was lengthy, it was an experience that was breathtaking in so many ways. I could wax on about the beauty of the Llanos, the immense skies above us at all moments, Read more about The Colombian Safari in Casanare[…]

Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?

In case you have been in a deep sleep or dead and didn’t know about it, there was a Colombian presidential election run-off on Sunday June 17 and Ivan Duque saw off the threat from Gustavo Petro. You can watch me giving an interview on this topic to TRT News Now. For a fantastic opinion Read more about Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?[…]

Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”

On May 27 Colombians will vote in the first round of presidential elections, clearing the way for two candidates to face-off in a second round in June and – should we trust the polls – the two front-runners look set to be the right-wing Ivan Duque of the Democratic Center Party and the leftist Gustavo Read more about Colombia’s Presidential Elections – The “Golden Age” vs the “Anti-Establishment”[…]

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