The Guaqueros of Mompos

Guaquero – person who plunders graves or other archaeological sites As the waters of the Magdalena River continue to drop due to an alarming water shortage brought about by the ongoing effects of the climatic phenomenon known as El Niño, the widening banks around Mompos’s ports have provided an unexpected source of work for some of Read more about The Guaqueros of Mompos[…]

Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis

We need rain say the people in Bogotá. We need rain say the people in Santander. We need rain say the people in Bolivar. We need water say the people in Mompos. El Nino is to blame. The outgoing Mayor is to blame. Everyone is responsible. But Mompos has no water save for the few Read more about Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis[…]

Jumping from the Tree

With temperatures routinely tipping the mercury to 35 degrees well into the evening in Mompos, it comes as no surprise that some take to jumping from the trees into the river to cool down. Were I not closer to 40 than 30 I may just have participated on one occasion or two, but then I Read more about Jumping from the Tree[…]

Kayak the Magdalena River with Awake Adventures

It’s a dream of mine to kayak along the Magdalena River to Mompos and unfortunately due to personal injury and various commitments it’s not something that I’ll achieve this year. But, this blog is a shout out on behalf of my friends at Awake Adventures to promote their trip leaving on August 14 2014 and Read more about Kayak the Magdalena River with Awake Adventures[…]

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