The tales of a well-versed bum

The tales of a well-versed bum. “So, is there anywhere that you would prefer not to revisit?” No one had ever asked me this directly. How does one reply without invoking more curiosity when all you want is to skip the billing and hope that another party guest will open dialogue about a “simply wonderful Read more about The tales of a well-versed bum[…]

Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head

I lay there, individually unable to move but shuddering violently and uncontrollably from the fever. The light flickered above my head once again and with resentment I acknowledged the beginning of another day. The Doctor had jammed the needle into my arm five minutes earlier today plunging whatever it was into my arm that was Read more about Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head[…]

Visiting Sumapaz with Colombia Photo Tours

Just 23km from Usme and only a further 27km from central Bogotá and Chapinero, the Páramo of Sumapaz is within reach for any visitor to the Colombian capital city. Of course, the 50km journey to get to the world’s largest Páramo means crossing all of southern Bogotá…and this entails some interesting routes courtesy of Waze. Read more about Visiting Sumapaz with Colombia Photo Tours[…]

Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare

I had been forewarned that our driver might utter some anti FARC commentary along the two-hour journey from San Jose del Guaviare to the temporary zone of concentration at Las Colinas. Bouncing along the rutted trail, passing tiny farming settlements and long rolling vistas of grazing land for cattle, there was an apprehension present in Read more about Coffee and Politics with the FARC: A Journey to Las Colinas, Guaviare[…]

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