Should’ve Been there, Reflections on the 40th Vallenato Festival

In the background the famed Vallenato accordionist, Alfredo Gutierrez was hammering out a tune with his foot whilst held aloft on the shoulders of five of his band members. In front of me, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper was handing me a chicharron pork scratching that I had just seen him retrieve from the floor. Read more about Should’ve Been there, Reflections on the 40th Vallenato Festival[…]

Enjoying the Magdalena River, Colombia’s Fluvial Route 66

Gushing, unstoppable and intrinsically linked to the creation of this country, the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s most famous river essentially divides the country in half and makes for a varied itinerary along a course cut through its Andean spine. I guess if I could I would pen my fluvial inspired version and compilation of stories in Read more about Enjoying the Magdalena River, Colombia’s Fluvial Route 66[…]

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