Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?

In case you have been in a deep sleep or dead and didn’t know about it, there was a Colombian presidential election run-off on Sunday June 17 and Ivan Duque saw off the threat from Gustavo Petro. You can watch me giving an interview on this topic to TRT News Now. For a fantastic opinion Read more about Duque Wins, Petro Wins, Colombia?[…]

Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head

I lay there, individually unable to move but shuddering violently and uncontrollably from the fever. The light flickered above my head once again and with resentment I acknowledged the beginning of another day. The Doctor had jammed the needle into my arm five minutes earlier today plunging whatever it was into my arm that was Read more about Travel Karma: the Pig’s Head[…]

Discovering Bogotá: The Barrio 20 de Julio

Perhaps I have been slack of late as my forays into as yet unknown sectors of Bogotá have dropped off a little, but I am happy to say that we took full advantage of the long-weekend here to explore a little of the Barrio 20 de Julio. Named after Colombia’s cry for independence, the Barrio Read more about Discovering Bogotá: The Barrio 20 de Julio[…]

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Teeth

I may not smile frequently, but when I do there’s an exhibition of gnashers that, were they slightly longer, more protruding and indeed visible, would not be dissimilar to those sported by Eleanor Roosevelt. Fortunately, I too underwent a ubiquitous period of orthodontic treatment in my teens and was spared the abuse of possessing a Read more about Eleanor Roosevelt’s Teeth[…]

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