Hotel Complaints…people are strange!

It’s no secret to anyone who has followed this blog for a short while that we are the proprietors of the Casa Amarilla Hotel in Mompos and of course we are in it for the thick and thin of it, complaints, warts and all. So, when I was recently shown a list of the most Read more about Hotel Complaints…people are strange![…]

Morales, Bolivar, ground zero as to why Colombia is not at peace

A great deal has been written about regarding the Colombian Government’s peace dialogues with the FARC guerrillas. I have spoken at length about this moment and indeed written a good many news articles about the topic and while I wholeheartedly embrace these immense steps that Colombia is taking towards becoming a country without a conflict Read more about Morales, Bolivar, ground zero as to why Colombia is not at peace[…]

The Guaqueros of Mompos

Guaquero – person who plunders graves or other archaeological sites As the waters of the Magdalena River continue to drop due to an alarming water shortage brought about by the ongoing effects of the climatic phenomenon known as El Niño, the widening banks around Mompos’s ports have provided an unexpected source of work for some of Read more about The Guaqueros of Mompos[…]

Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis

We need rain say the people in Bogotá. We need rain say the people in Santander. We need rain say the people in Bolivar. We need water say the people in Mompos. El Nino is to blame. The outgoing Mayor is to blame. Everyone is responsible. But Mompos has no water save for the few Read more about Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis[…]

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