Homelessness and Addiction on Every Corner in Bogota

Enough is enough and I have decided to try to catalogue homelessness and addiction that surrounds us everywhere and in every neighbourhood here in Bogotá. As regular visitors to this blog will know, I am regularly out walking my dog through Lourdes Park and around this area of Chapinero and so, am exposed to a Read more about Homelessness and Addiction on Every Corner in Bogota[…]

International Smear Campaign on Medellin?

In March 2013 the Colombian second city of Medellin was being lauded and garlanded due to her recent accolade as “the world’s most innovative city”. Eight months later and it is as if the city of eternal springtime is suffering at the hands of an international smear campaign led by the world’s media. What has Read more about International Smear Campaign on Medellin?[…]

Images of the “Paro Nacional Agrario” in Chapinero, Bogota

The “Paro Nacional Agrario” which has engulfed Colombia is rapidly spiraling out of control. President Santos’ reticence to address the concerns of the most impoverished and overlooked sector of society, the farmers, has become a major cause for concern. Road blockades are making domestic travel an impossibility and at the latest count 30 major routes Read more about Images of the “Paro Nacional Agrario” in Chapinero, Bogota[…]

Old School Bogota: An Ode to the Venerable Traditional Cafe

Almost as far as the eye can see – grey skies permitting – Salmona-inspired brick apartment blocks are shooting up all over Bogota leaving precious little breathing space in barrios such as Cedritos, Chapinero and beyond. Hit the city at ground level, take a day out to give in to your urges as a closet Read more about Old School Bogota: An Ode to the Venerable Traditional Cafe[…]

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