memory

The Importance of personal cultural heritage

It’s a strange thing, but as a traveler through Latin America, upon visiting a place for the first time, I would often head out to a nearby cemetery to take a look at the old tombstones, and reflect a little on my own cultural heritage as I read out the names recorded there.   Maybe Read more about The Importance of personal cultural heritage[…]

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[…]

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