Escobar, Drugs and Hostels in Colombia

For some time I have been observing and attempting to identify a couple of the more idiosyncratic tendencies in the Colombian psyche. My latest conundrum surrounds that of the need to place the blame, create an excuse and indeed shirk a responsibility. I feel that all of these traits can fall under the same cockeyed Read more about Escobar, Drugs and Hostels in Colombia[…]

A Bleeding Puente in Pacho

“You bleed too much,” said my doctor as she stitched up my hand in the Emergency room of the San Rafael Hospital in Pacho, Cundinamarca. I had arrived just 20 minutes previously, making the 80km journey from Bogota in good time. All I wanted was to kick back with a cold beer, forget the stresses Read more about A Bleeding Puente in Pacho[…]

How Colombia Can Learn from Mexico

A great deal is made of the fully justified –  at times (added hastily before any troll jumps on board and starts droning on about the megadiversity here and the variety of birdlife!) – reputation that Colombia possesses and so in the light of the recent ANATO tourism fair here in Bogota and the launch Read more about How Colombia Can Learn from Mexico[…]

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