Risking Lives: Entrapment and Lies by Colombia’s Septimo Dia

Since the news show Septimo Dia aired their broadcast on August 31 entitled “Turismo sin límites: sexo, droga y peligro” my rebuttal of the episode has been incredibly popular in the blogosphere, but I am now able to follow-up that piece of personal indignation, with some facts that have been brought forward by two of Read more about Risking Lives: Entrapment and Lies by Colombia’s Septimo Dia[…]

Escobar, Drugs and Hostels in Colombia

For some time I have been observing and attempting to identify a couple of the more idiosyncratic tendencies in the Colombian psyche. My latest conundrum surrounds that of the need to place the blame, create an excuse and indeed shirk a responsibility. I feel that all of these traits can fall under the same cockeyed Read more about Escobar, Drugs and Hostels in Colombia[…]

Will Medicinal Marijuana Become a Reality in Colombia?

It’s a breezy mid-August dusk in Bogotá and I’m walking my Weimaraner up from Lourdes Park through the barrio of Chapinero and then into Rosales where we’ll both benefit from a little bit of exercise in the Gustavo Uribe Park. I like this park, it’s enclosed, there are usually dog walkers about and the sound Read more about Will Medicinal Marijuana Become a Reality in Colombia?[…]

An Interview with Christopher Kirk on Colombia Calling

I realise that I am hamming it up a bit for those regular readers of my blog and listeners to my Colombia Calling radio show but, building on the strength of my piece and episode with Colin Post of the Expat Chronicles and his Kickstarter campaign, I feel that it is important to follow-up and Read more about An Interview with Christopher Kirk on Colombia Calling[…]

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