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[…]

Top Experiences in Bogotá: Experimenting with Tear Gas

Should you spend any substantial amount of time in Bogotá, you’ll doubtless be stuck in a traffic jam at one point or another either near to the Carrera Septima downtown, alongside the Calle 72 close to the Universidad Pedagogica or along the NQS 30 by the Universidad Nacional…in which case, get ready to enjoy some Read more about Top Experiences in Bogotá: Experimenting with Tear Gas[…]

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