Leaving Bogota for the Costa

I failed this time around and managed to claw free of my covers and depart Bogota around 1030am rather than the proposed 4.30am. Cursing the traffic that I knew would appear, cursing locking myself out of the apartment for half an hour, cursing the 14 hour journey ahead of me…in retrospect everything fell into place Read more about Leaving Bogota for the Costa[…]

Barrancabermeja and her Nuestroamericanos

People don’t tend to visit Barrancabermeja, Colombia’s urban petroleum refinery, but, in spite of the drawbacks and negativity surrounding the city, there are histories that need telling here, principally that of the “Nuestroamericanos”. Who were these “nuestroamericanos”? For some reason or another, relatively forgotten periods of Colombian history continue to fascinate me and Barrancabermeja – Read more about Barrancabermeja and her Nuestroamericanos[…]

Enjoying the Magdalena River, Colombia’s Fluvial Route 66

Gushing, unstoppable and intrinsically linked to the creation of this country, the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s most famous river essentially divides the country in half and makes for a varied itinerary along a course cut through its Andean spine. I guess if I could I would pen my fluvial inspired version and compilation of stories in Read more about Enjoying the Magdalena River, Colombia’s Fluvial Route 66[…]

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