West of the Avenida Caracas

Recently I had the good fortune of interviewing someone for my weekly radio show who was bold enough to write the statement on her blog page about the stark reality that most websites: “sugarcoat life in Colombia and, from young traveller’s perspectives, it can seem like 24/7 sun, salsa, parties and attractive women.” Reading this Read more about West of the Avenida Caracas[…]

Trauma on a Tuesday in Colombia

Thousands of farmers and representatives of indigenous groups are marching in Bogota, the Transmilenio system has failed, elections have been bought with vast amount of cash in bribes passing hands, Gustavo Petro the leftist Mayor of the capital has been ousted undemocratically…it is a traumatic Tuesday. Pollution continues unchecked, the environmental Transmilenio has yet to Read more about Trauma on a Tuesday in Colombia[…]

Julian Assange Meets Crisp: More Street Art in Bogota

Zipping along the Avenida Caracas (crack ass) in Chapinero, Bogota a few months ago a new set of graffiti murals struck my eye as I headed south from Calle 60, no, I was not mistaken, there he was, Julian Assange. How amazing to see a nondescript wall in the pet shop district painted with such Read more about Julian Assange Meets Crisp: More Street Art in Bogota[…]

Poster Art in Colombia

Much has been made about the graffiti on show in Bogota, and indeed I am party to this, but for once we should take a look at graffiti art’s impoverished sibling, Poster Art. Bogota, Medellin, Cali and all of Colombia’s major cities are layered the stuff, harking back to a period before online marketing and Read more about Poster Art in Colombia[…]

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