My Discovery of Isla Verde or El Alacran’s Island

Settling into the rhythm of Mompós is always easy, it requires a profound respect for frequent siestas and slow walks once the sun is not at her most savage, but this aside, it’s also about discovering the new and the unknown in such a carefully contained package that is this UNESCO World Heritage Town. Until Read more about My Discovery of Isla Verde or El Alacran’s Island[…]

Are you the Mono?

It has always struck me how polite the average Colombian is and the extent to which they will be almost over slavishly obsequious in their servile flattery. Enter a shop, a hotel foyer or a restaurant that is staffed by Colombians and you are likely to be greeted with one of the following statements. a Read more about Are you the Mono?[…]

Colombia es la Gente

Coffee in place, good Colombian coffee, tipo exportacion, on my desk, I settle down to write a journal entry. Hopefully there’ll be no interruptions here in Mompós. And why should there be in this sleepy town that has captivated my imagination since 2007. Everything about Mompós is literary and almost as beckoning me to put Read more about Colombia es la Gente[…]

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